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

Definition of propertied

: possessing property

Examples of propertied in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sepulveda Boulevard And the longest street in L.A. County, Sepulveda Boulevard, 40 miles from Mission Hills to Long Beach, named for Francisco Xavier Sepulveda, the propertied pioneer rancher and paterfamilias to the influential founding family. Los Angeles Times, 10 May 2022 Consider the ways that, by the 1960s, the rise of a propertied middle class had put each man in his castle, each drinker in his saloon, each employee in his own office. Tim Wu, The New York Review of Books, 24 Mar. 2020 But there is another liberalism that has been bound up since the 19th century with the fate of capitalist expansion, concerned with advancing the individual interests of the propertied and the shareholder. Pankaj Mishra, Twin Cities, 11 July 2019 Both Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln knew a propertied populace was required to give political support to the Constitution. WSJ, 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, 28 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of propertied

1760, in the meaning defined above

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23 May 2022

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“Propertied.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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