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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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An articulate propounder of this view is Peter Block, who proposes a radical alternative to traditional leadership, which he terms stewardship (1993).
To my mind nothing is more suggestive of the inadequacy of anyone's theories than the fact that the propounders of them cannot live by them.
There may be more than a coincidence in the fact that the Catholic clergy of Brazil and Chile were among the most enthusiastic propounders and defenders of the "preferential option for the poor" that the Bishops adopted in their conference of Medellin (1968).(21)
However, while insisting on recognizing the diversity and contradictions within the postcolonial societies, which they claim the propounders of metropolitan "poco" theory fail to address, most of the contributors here end up doing to postcolonial theory and its metropolitan practitioners what they claim has been done to them: homogenizing the other!
Zhitomirsky then offers an insider's view of the theoretical faculty at the Moscow Conservatory in the 1920s, where energetic propounders of new theories of rhythm and pitch-structure were attempting to match the spirit of revolutionary radicalism.
Like the propounders of a religion, the exponents of rationalism (and managers in general) have never admitted that they were ever wrong.
They are par excellence the propounders of the principles of dialectic as we currently know them.
"These repeated propounders of the zero-loss theory must now realize that the UPA is losing the confidence of the people.
No surprise that the threat to children from this direction goes unrecognised by those sanctimonious propounders of a promiscuous economy clustered around John Howard.
But the propounders of the impermanent have with regard to this doctrine the opposite view."