proposition

Definition:

(n.) The act of setting or placing before; the act of offering.

(n.) That which is proposed; that which is offered, as for consideration, acceptance, or adoption; a proposal; as, the enemy made propositions of peace; his proposition was not accepted.

(n.) A statement of religious doctrine; an article of faith; creed; as, the propositions of Wyclif and Huss.

(n.) A complete sentence, or part of a sentence consisting of a subject and predicate united by a copula; a thought expressed or propounded in language; a from of speech in which a predicate is affirmed or denied of a subject; as, snow is white.

(n.) A statement in terms of a truth to be demonstrated, or of an operation to be performed.

(n.) That which is offered or affirmed as the subject of the discourse; anything stated or affirmed for discussion or illustration.

(n.) The part of a poem in which the author states the subject or matter of it.

Related Terms:

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Embedded:

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Legal Application:

An offer to do something. Until it has been accepted, a proposition may be withdrawn by the party who makes it; and to be binding, the acceptance must be in the same terms, without any variation. Vide Acceptance; Offer; To retract; and 1 L. R. 190; 4 L. R. 80.

Related Actions:

acceptance, offer, to retract

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John Q. Lawyer

Attorney at Law

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