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To offer or propose. To form or put forward an item, plan, or idea for discussion and ultimate acceptance or rejection.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

TO PROPOUND. To offer, to propose; as, the onus probandi in every case lies upon the party who propounds a will. 1 Curt. R. 637; 6 Eng. Eccl. R. 417.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The first edition was published in December 1958, seeking to propound the ideology of Pan-Arabism.
Men propound mathematical theorems in beleaguered cities, conduct metaphysical arguments in condemned cells, make jokes on scaffolds.
If life is not sacred, then the eugenicist may propound the model of the factory farm, where offspring must measure up to a predetermined standard.
Consequently, we urge the Treasury Department and IRS to complete their interest netting study without delay and to propound specific recommendations for how interest netting should be effected.
First, it's not unusual for fascists to propound left-sounding critiques of bourgeois institutions, including capitalism.
A-B will also help distribute articles and videotapes that propound Babb's message to newspapers and television stations nationwide.
'Since it is this administration that is maligned as being behind these extrajudicial killings, due process requires that the President of the Philippines Republic, be given the opportunity to propound his own questions which every nation recognizes,' the letter sent to the UN read.
Few in Iran believe such tales, but the surprise was that state television gave Naghipurfar a platform to propound such ideas.
She has generally been relegated to the sentimental and domestic literary traditions of 19th-century women's writings, but Knight examines how she used the themes of racial uplift, the pursuit of social progress, and the figure of the self-made man to propound her theories and demonstrate the limitations of the traditional success model, even for white Americans.
The agenda, declared for the meeting also propound that the committee would evolve solid and result-oriented recommendations.
It annoys me how modern pundits propound the superiority of some player over the last 40 years over all others.
For Iamblichus, to philosophize "in the Pythagorean manner" ([Greek Text Omitted]) meant one would "propound, not contradictions, but firm and unchanging truths strengthened by scientific demonstration through sciences ([Greek Text Omitted]) and contemplation (Greek Text Omitted)."(20) In other words, Iamblichus strengthened the post-Platonic notion, to which we shall later return, that the sciences which were concerned with immaterial reality were the most truly Pythagorean.(21)