Definition of proprium in English:

proprium

noun

  • 1Logic. = "property".

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

Origin

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 proper.

Pronunciation

proprium

/ˈprəʊprɪəm/