prop·​er·​tied | \ ˈprä-pər-tēd How to pronounce propertied (audio) \

Definition of propertied

: possessing property

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Both Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln knew a propertied populace was required to give political support to the Constitution. WSJ, "Would Milton Be as Hardline on Trade Now?," 2 Apr. 2018 Seeking to strengthen the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery in 1865, Congress passed the Peonage Act of 1867 after learning of propertied New Mexicans owning hundreds and perhaps thousands of Indian slaves, mainly Navajo women and children. Simon Romero, New York Times, "Indian Slavery Once Thrived in New Mexico. Latinos Are Finding Family Ties to It.," 28 Jan. 2018

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1760, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of propertied

formal : owning a lot of property or land

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