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Definition of Property

  PROPERTY   noun
Any material thing, having no particular value, that may be held by A against the cupidity of B.  Whatever gratifies the passion for possession in one and disappoints it in all others.  The object of man's brief rapacity and long indifference.

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The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911


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