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- property:  Property and propriety  are doublets – that is to say, they have the same ancestor, but have diverged over the centuries. In this case the ancestor was Latin prōprietās ‘ownership’, a derivative of prōprius (from which English gets proper). It passed into Old French as propriete, which originally reached English via Anglo-Norman proprete as property, and was subsequently reborrowed direct from Old French as propriety (this to begin with denoted ‘property’, and did not begin to develop its present-day meaning until the 17th century). Proprietary  came from the late Latin derivative prōprietārius; and proprietor  was formed from proprietary by substituting the suffix -or for -ary.
=> proper, proprietary, propriety
- property (n.)
- c. 1300, properte, "nature, quality," later "possession, thing owned" (early 14c., a sense rare before 17c.), from an Anglo-French modification of Old French propriete "individuality, peculiarity; property" (12c., Modern French propreté; see propriety), from Latin proprietatem (nominative proprietas) "ownership, a property, propriety, quality," literally "special character" (a loan-translation of Greek idioma), noun of quality from proprius "one's own, special" (see proper). For "possessions, private property" Middle English sometimes used proper goods. Hot property "sensation, a success" is from 1947 in "Billboard" stories.
- 1. You have to take capital appreciation of the property into account.
- 2. Any property which does not sell within six weeks is overpriced.
- 3. He bought an investment property for $100,000 and put down $20,000.
- 4. Why should they get first call on the best property?
- 5. Although people sometimes buy property sight unseen, it'sa remarkably bad idea.
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