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noun property pronunciation in American English /ˈprɑpərti/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] things, especially valuable things, that are owned by someone
    personal property: The books are my personal property.
    stolen property: He was charged with receiving stolen property.
  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] land and the buildings on it
    He owns several residential properties in London and New York.
    The sign said “Private Property, Keep Out.”
    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to property
      Property prices are falling.
      wealthy property owners
  3. 3
    [countable] [often plural] a quality or feature of something
    The water is said to have healing properties.


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