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PROPERTY

In theology and philosophy an attribute of someone or something which does not constitute its essence but necessarily follows from the essence. Hence a distinctive and characteristic quality of a being. In ethics and morality, property is either that which a person owns or the right of ownership.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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