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[proh-pree-uh m] /ˈproʊ pri əm/
noun, plural propria [proh-pree-uh] /ˈproʊ pri ə/ (Show IPA). Logic.
a nonessential property common to all the members of a class; attribute. Unabridged
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  • You will be surprised at not seeing me propria persona instead of my handwriting.

  • The poet should say very little in propria persona, as he is no imitator when doing that.

    The Poetics Aristotle
  • Real Propositions comprise the predication of propria and Accidentia.

    Logic Carveth Read
  • Even then it cost an effort to “cast” his skin, and appear in propria persona!

    The Young Yagers Mayne Reid
  • Asia propria was still the scene of vital Christianity and cruel persecution.

    The Christ Of Paul George Reber
  • Is it her guardian in propria persona who has come to meet her?

    Airy Fairy Lilian Margaret Wolfe Hamilton (AKA Duchess)
  • The poet says nothing in propria persona, and no reply is made to the speaker by the person or persons addressed.

    Dramatic Technique George Pierce Baker
  • To-day, being with you in spirit, what need that I should be present in propria persona?

    Pulpit and Press Mary Baker Eddy
  • Quod si famulos non habuerit, tunc operabitur in propria (persona).'

    Villainage in England Paul Vinogradoff
  • The badauds of Paris were so alarmed that they daily expected to see the arch-enemy walking in propria persona among them.

British Dictionary definitions for propria


(logic, obsolete) Also called property. an attribute that is not essential to a species but is common and peculiar to it
Word Origin
C16: Latin, neuter sing of proprius proper, own
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