Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Law The person who is the subject of a question or action.
  • noun A person to whom descendants are commonly related.

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  • noun The first identified case of an inherited disease in a family. The proband or index case. Propositus applies when the patient is male; proposita if female.

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  • noun the person immediately affected by or concerned with an action

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin prōpositus, past participle of prōpōnere, to set forth; see propose.]

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