Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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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.

Propriety noun ; plural Proprieties . [ French propriété , Latin proprietas , from proprius one's own, proper. See Property , Proper .]
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 ," Locke.

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.

Propterygium noun ; 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.

Propulsation noun [ 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.

Propulsion noun [ 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
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.

Propylidene noun (Chemistry) See Propidene .

Propylon noun ; plural Propyla . [ New Latin , from Greek ...; ... before + ... a gate.] (Anc. Arch.) The porch, vestibule, or entrance of an edifice.

Propylæum noun ; 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 (sc. parte ) according to a certain part, in proportion.] To divide or distribute proportionally; to assess pro rata . [ U.S.]

Prore noun [ Latin prora , Greek ...: confer Italian & Spanish prora . See Prow , noun ] The prow or fore part of a ship. [ Poetic] "Galleys with vermilion prores ." Pope.

Prorector noun [ 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 , prorogatum ; pro 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. [ Obsolete]

He prorogued his government.

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.

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.

-- Pro*sa"ic*al*ly , adverb -- Pro*sa"ic*al*ness , noun

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.

Proscenium noun ; 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.

Proscolex noun ; 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 , proscriptum , 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 .

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.

Proscriber noun One who, or that which, proscribes, denounces, or prohibits.

Proscript noun [ See Proscribe .]
1. A proscription; a prohibition; an interdict. [ R.]

2. One who is proscribed. [ R.]

Proscription noun [ 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 .

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