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- 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 diseasein a family. The probandor index case. Propositus applies when the patient is male; propositaif female.
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- noun the person immediately affected by or concerned with an action
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It may be that when our arboreal propositus descended from his palm-tree and began to walk upright about the earth, his progeny were forthwith committed to a journey in which to-day is only a way-station.
(Augsburg, 1727), and an "Archiepiscopatus Salisburgensis chronologice propositus" (Vienna, 1729).
By Leo IX he was also appointed propositus or promisor
The private apartments of the palace were governed by a favorite eunuch, who, in the language of that age, was styled the propositus, or præfect of the sacred bed-chamber.
Iconismns hujus nami ab anctore initom in hujus urbis numis. propositus urbis nomen scribit BENVEN - m.
But he goes still further: "_deum igitur te scito esse_: si quidem deus est qui viget qui sentit qui meminit: qui providet, qui tam regit et moderatur et movet id corpus cui propositus est, quam hunc mundum ille princeps deus, et ut mundum ex quadam parte mortalem ipse deus aeternus, sic fragile corpus animus sempiternus movet." [