(Pro*pri"e*tress) n. A female proprietor.

(Pro*pri"e*ty) n.; pl. Proprieties [F. propriété, L. proprietas, fr. proprius one's own, proper. See Property, Proper.]

1. Individual right to hold property; ownership by personal title; property. [Obs.] "Onles this propriety be exiled." Robynson (More's Utopia).

So are the proprieties of a wife to be disposed of by her lord, and yet all are for her provisions, it being a part of his need to refresh and supply hers.
Jer. Taylor.

2. That which is proper or peculiar; an inherent property or quality; peculiarity. [Obs.] Bacon.

We find no mention hereof in ancient zoögraphers, . . . who seldom forget proprieties of such a nature.
Sir T. Browne.

3. The quality or state of being proper; suitableness to an acknowledged or correct standard or rule; consonance with established principles, rules, or customs; fitness; appropriateness; as, propriety of behavior, language, manners, etc. "The rule of propriety," Locke.

(Pro*proc"tor) n. [Pref. pro- + proctor.] [Eng. Univ.] A assistant proctor. Hook.

(Props) n. pl. A game of chance, in which four sea shells, each called a prop, are used instead of dice.

(||Prop`te*ryg"i*um) n.; pl. Propterygia [NL., fr. Gr. before + a fin.] (Anat.) The anterior of three principal cartilages in the fins of some fishes.Prop`ter*yg"i*al a.

(Pro*pugn") v. t. [L. propugnare; pro for + pugnare to fight.] To contend for; to defend; to vindicate. [Obs.] Hammond.

(Pro*pug"na*cle) n. [L. propugnaculum.] A fortress. [Obs.] Howell.

(Pro`pug*na"tion) n. [L. propugnatio.] Means of defense; defense. [Obs.] Shak.

(Pro*pugn"er) n. A defender; a vindicator. "Zealous propugners." Gov. of Tongue.

(Pro`pul*sa"tion) n. [L. propulsatio. See Propulse.] The act of driving away or repelling; a keeping at a distance. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.

(Pro*pulse") v. t. [L. propulsare, v. intens. from propellere to propel. See Propel.] To repel; to drive off or away. [Obs.] Cotgrave.

(Pro*pul"sion) n. [Cf. F. propulsion. See Propel.]

1. The act driving forward or away; the act or process of propelling; as, steam propulsion.

2. An impelling act or movement.

God works in all things; all obey
His first propulsion.

(Pro*pul"sive) a. Tending, or having power, to propel; driving on; urging. "[The] propulsive movement of the verse." Coleridge.

(Pro*pul"so*ry) a. Propulsive.

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