Definition of proprium in English:


Pronunciation /ˈprəʊprɪəm/


  • 1Logic
    = "property".

  • 2Chiefly . An essential attribute of something, a distinctive characteristic; essential nature, selfhood.


Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Wilson (d. 1581), humanist and administrator. From classical Latin proprium one's own property, special feature or property, peculiarity, in post-classical Latin also essential attribute or characteristic, property in logic, use as noun of neuter singular of proprius.