Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Proprietor noun [ For older proprietary : confer French propriétarie .] One who has the legal right or exclusive title to anything, whether in possession or not; an owner; as, the proprietor of farm or of a mill.
Proprietorial adjective Of or pertaining to ownership; proprietary; as, proprietorial rights.
Proprietorship noun The state of being proprietor; ownership.
Proprietress noun A female proprietor.
; plural Proprieties
. [ French propriété
, Latin proprietas
, from proprius
one's own, proper. See Property
.] 1. Individual right to hold property; ownership by personal title; property.
[ Obsolete] "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.
[ Obsolete] 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
Proproctor noun [ Prefix pro- + proctor .] [ Eng. Univ.] A assistant proctor. Hook.
Props noun plural A game of chance, in which four sea shells, each called a prop , are used instead of dice.
; plural Propterygia
. [ New Latin , from Greek ... before + ... a fin.] (Anat.) The anterior of three principal cartilages in the fins of some fishes.
-- Prop`ter*yg"i*al adjective
Propugn transitive verb [ Latin propugnare ; pro for + pugnare to fight.] To contend for; to defend; to vindicate. [ Obsolete] Hammond.
Propugnacle noun [ Latin propugnaculum .] A fortress. [ Obsolete] Howell.
Propugnation noun [ Latin propugnatio .] Means of defense; defense. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Propugner noun A defender; a vindicator. "Zealous propugners ." Gov. of Tongue.
[ Latin propulsatio
. See Propulse
.] The act of driving away or repelling; a keeping at a distance.
[ Obsolete] Bp. Hall.
Propulse transitive verb
[ Latin propulsare
, v. intens. from propellere
to propel. See Propel
.] To repel; to drive off or away.
[ Obsolete] Cotgrave.
[ Confer French 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 Whittier.
His first propulsion .
Propulsive adjective Tending, or having power, to propel; driving on; urging. "[ The] propulsive movement of the verse." Coleridge.
Propulsory adjective Propulsive.
Propyl noun [ Prop ionic + - yl .] (Chemistry) The hypothetical radical C 3 H 7 , regarded as the essential residue of propane and related compounds.
Propylene noun [ Confer French propylène .] (Chemistry) A colorless gaseous hydrocarbon (C 3 H 6 ) of the ethylene series, having a garlic odor. It occurs in coal gas, and is produced artificially in various ways. Called also propene .
Propylic adjective (Chemistry) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, propyl; as, propylic alcohol.
; plural Propyla
. [ New Latin , from Greek ...; ... before + ... a gate.] (Anc. Arch.) The porch, vestibule, or entrance of an edifice.
; plural Propylæa
. [ Latin , from Greek ...; ... before + ... a gate.] (Anc. Classical Arch.) Any court or vestibule before a building or leading into any inclosure.
Proratable adjective Capable of being prorated, or divided proportionately. [ U.S.]
Prorate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Prorated
; present participle & verbal noun Prorating
.] [ From Latin pro rata
) according to a certain part, in proportion.] To divide or distribute proportionally; to assess pro rata .
[ Latin prora
, Greek ...: confer Italian & Spanish prora
. See Prow
] The prow or fore part of a ship.
[ Poetic] "Galleys with vermilion prores
[ New Latin See Pro-
, and Rector
.] An officer who presides over the academic senate of a German university. Heyse.
Prorectorate noun The office of prorector.
Prorenal adjective [ Prefix pro- + renal .] (Anat.) Pronephric.
Proreption noun [ Latin prorepere , proreptum , to creep forth; pro + repere .] A creeping on.
Prorhinal adjective [ Prefix pro- + rhinal .] (Anat.) Situated in front of the nasal chambers.
Prorogate transitive verb To prorogue. [ R.]
Prorogation noun [ Latin prorogatio : confer French prorogation .]
1. The act of counting in duration; prolongation. [ Obsolete] South. 2. The act of proroguing; the ending of the session of Parliament, and postponing of its business, by the command of the sovereign. [ Eng.] » After an adjournment all things continue as they were at the adjournment; whereas, after a prorogation , bill introduced and nut passed are as if they had never been begun at all. Mozley & W.
Prorogue transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Prorogued
; present participle & verbal noun Proroguing
.] [ French proroger
, Latin prorogare
forward + rogare
to ask, to ask one for his opinion or vote, or about a law. See Rogation
.] 1. To protract; to prolong; to extend.
He prorogued his government. Dryden. 2. To defer; to delay; to postpone; as, to prorogue death; to prorogue a marriage. Shak. 3. To end the session of a parliament by an order of the sovereign, thus deferring its business.
Parliament was prorogued to [ meet at] Westminster. Bp. Hall.
The Parliament was again prorogued to a distant day. Macaulay. Syn.
-- To adjourn; postpone; defer. See Adjourn
Proruption noun [ Latin proruptio , from prorumpere , proruptum , to break forth; pro forth + rumpere to break.] The act or state of bursting forth; a bursting out. [ R.] Sir T. Browne.
Prosaic, Prosaical adjective
[ Latin prosaius
, from prosa
prose: confer F,. prosaïque
. See Prose
.] 1. Of or pertaining to prose; resembling prose; in the form of prose; unpoetical; writing or using prose; as, a prosaic composition. Cudworth. 2. Dull; uninteresting; commonplace; unimaginative; prosy; as, a prosaic person. Ed. Rev.
Prosaicism noun The quality or state of being prosaic; a prosaic manner or style. [ R.] Poe.
Prosaism noun That which is in the form of prose writing; a prosaic manner. Coleridge.
Prosaist noun A writer of prose; an unpoetical writer. "An estimable prosaist ." I. Taylor.
Prosal adjective Of or pertaining to prose; prosaic. [ R.] Sir T. Browne.
; plural Proscenia
. [ Latin , from Greek ...; ... before + ... a tent, a wooden stage, the stage. See Scene
.] 1. (Anc. Theater) The part where the actors performed; the stage. 2. (Modern Theater) The part of the stage in front of the curtain; sometimes, the curtain and its framework.
; plural Proscolices
. [ New Latin , from Greek ... before + ..., ..., a worm.] (Zoology) An early larval form of a trematode worm; a redia. See Redia .
Proscribe transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Proscribed
; present participle & verbal noun Proscribing
.] [ Latin proscribere
, to write before, to publish, proscribe; pro
before + scribere
to write. See Scribe
. The sense of this word originated in the Roman practice of writing the names of persons doomed to death, and posting the list in public.] 1. To doom to destruction; to put out of the protection of law; to outlaw; to exile; as, Sylla and Marius proscribed each other's adherents.
Robert Vere, Earl of Oxford, . . . was banished the realm, and proscribed . Spenser. 2. To denounce and condemn; to interdict; to prohibit; as, the Puritans proscribed theaters.
The Arian doctrines were proscribed and anathematized in the famous Council of Nice. Waterland.
Proscriber noun One who, or that which, proscribes, denounces, or prohibits.
[ See Proscribe
.] 1. A proscription; a prohibition; an interdict.
[ R.] 2. One who is proscribed.
[ Latin proscriptio
: confer French proscription
.] 1. The act of proscribing; a dooming to death or exile; outlawry; specifically, among the ancient Romans, the public offer of a reward for the head of a political enemy; as, under the triumvirate, many of the best Roman citizens fell by proscription .
Every victory by either party had been followed by a sanguinary proscription . Macaulay. 2. The state of being proscribed; denunciation; interdiction; prohibition. Macaulay.
Proscriptional adjective Proscriptive.
Proscriptionist noun One who proscribes.
Proscriptive adjective Of or pertaining to proscription; consisting in, or of the nature of, proscription; proscribing. Burke. -- Pro*scrip"tive*ly , adverb