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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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2013) (quotation omitted) ('"There is no requirement that the undue influence be directly attributable to the propounder or to a single beneficiary.'").
an imposition of a burden of proof upon the propounder that the testator had the requisite capacity to make the will (13);
As the propounder of the idea of "the wisdom of repugnance," philosopher Leon Kass holds that viscera trump reason.
He goes serially in discussing his issues of life covering every area like even discussing his hatred for gymnastics, discussing religions, his company of friends, etc, which infers that while writing he does not want to employ artificiality of events and arrangements of words to add spice for decorating his autobiography only, but writes things as they had happened, he hardly cares to be admired as a prolific writer but as an ardent propounder of truth which reflects from his every word.
His interest in both came about through his friendship with James Lovelock, propounder of the Gaia hypothesis (whose name was suggested by Golding).
So, that's Einstein, Nobel Prize winner for services to theoretical physics, propounder of the ground-breaking Theory of Relativity and a man whose name has become synonymous with unfathomable genius, being tackled head to head by a man who, by his own admission, has never read a book.
It is not that the tree of literary art is always greener than the tree of political theory, and that no poet or writer of significance was a propounder of a particular theory.
Yes, Mr Manning was indeed a very able propounder of bigotry and prejudice and could therefore be said to have obtained his laughs at the expense of minorities of all kinds.
Among the western philosophers, Berkeley is said to be the propounder of the Selfsubsistency Theory according to which knowledge is self subsists (Bijalwan 1987).
Yet, I believe that a theory must also be judged by the passion shown by its propounders, as well as by their balance and their desire to dip into other areas of knowledge to pursue ramifications and connections.
Even the fundamentalist propounders of the Volstead Act recognised the practical impossibility of banishing fermentation altogether and, in a grudging exception to the status quo, the Act permitted Califomia's established grape-growing families (most of whom were of Italian origin) to make 200 gallons (900 litres) of wine annually for home consumption.
Little heed was paid to the serious shortcomings of the legislatures as reflectors of majority will, and hence as value propounders for the society, (45) or to the existence of elected judges in many states.