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proprietress a female proprietor.
propriety proper or appropriate behavior. [3 definitions]
proprioception awareness of the position and movement of body parts.
proprioceptive of or pertaining to awareness of the position and movement of one's own body parts.
propulsion the act or process of propelling, or the condition of being propelled. [2 definitions]
propyl a monovalent organic radical of three carbon and seven hydrogen atoms.
propylene a colorless combustible gas derived during the refining of petroleum and used in organic synthesis.
propylene glycol a thick colorless liquid used as a lubricant, in antifreeze, and as a solvent.
pro rata in proportion; proportionately.
prorate to divide, allocate, or assess proportionately.
prorogue to discontinue a session of (a legislative body). [2 definitions]
prosaic straightforward and plain; unimaginative; dull. [2 definitions]
proscenium the part of the theater or stage located between the curtain and the orchestra pit or the first row of seats. [3 definitions]
prosciutto spicy dried ham used in Italian cooking, usu. sliced very thin.
proscribe to make illegal or prohibit. [2 definitions]
proscription the act of proscribing, or the condition of being proscribed.
prose written or spoken expression in its usual form as a series of sentences that do not have the metrical or rhythmic structure of poetry. [3 definitions]
prosecute to begin or carry on legal action against (a person or group), or to seek enforcement of (a claim) through legal action. [5 definitions]
prosecuting attorney a public official responsible for prosecuting criminal cases in a given jurisdiction; prosecutor.
prosecution the initiating and continuing of legal proceedings against one or more persons. [3 definitions]
prosecutor an attorney who prosecutes, esp. when serving as an official of a county, district, or other government entity; prosecuting attorney. [2 definitions]