prop·​er·​tied ˈprä-pər-tēd How to pronounce propertied (audio)
: possessing property

Examples of propertied in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In many Islamic societies, propertied Muslims have ceded parts of their fortunes to charitable waqf entities that have funded services such as soup kitchens and hospitals. Mark Malloch-Brown, Foreign Affairs, 15 Jan. 2024 Edward Gibbon, who was ultimately elected to the UK Parliament, was born into a propertied English family that had lost most of its fortune in the South Sea Bubble of the 1720s but later regained it. Bywill Daniel, Fortune, 20 Sep. 2023 Until quite recently, the club also refused to admit show people, who started displacing oilmen as the West Side’s propertied class in the 1910s. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 16 June 2023 State lawmakers have been solicitous of propertied interests and thus deeply skeptical of rent control in years past. Andrew Brinker,, 25 Mar. 2023 In the year 110 BC the Roman army was composed of propertied peasants. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 29 Nov. 2010 In an age of small government — and an age in which lawmakers and officials answered only to propertied White men — keeping an open book proved straightforward. Brian Hochman, Washington Post, 16 Feb. 2023 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1760, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of propertied was in 1760

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“Propertied.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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prop·​er·​tied ˈpräp-ərt-ēd How to pronounce propertied (audio)
: owning property

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