proprium

noun
pro·pri·um | \ ˈprōprēəm \
plural propria\-ēə \

Definition of proprium 

1 : property, attribute especially : an attribute belonging inseparably to every member of a species

2 : the principle of individuation in personality : selfhood

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History and Etymology for proprium

Latin, possession, characteristic, from neuter of proprius own, particular

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