3. A statement of religious doctrine; an article of faith; creed; as, the propositions of Wyclif and Huss. Some persons . . . Change their propositions according as their temporal necessities or advantages do turn. (Jer. Taylor)
4. A complete sentence, or part of a sentence consisting of a subject and predicate united by a copula; a thought expressed or propounded in language; a from of speech in which a predicate is affirmed or denied of a subject; as, snow is white.
Synonym: Proposal, offer, statement, declaration.
Proposition, Proposal. These words are both from the latin verb proponere, to set forth, and as here compared they mark different forms or stages of a negotiation. A proposition is something presented for discussion or consideration; as, propositions of peace. A proposal is some definite thing offered by one party to be accepted or rejected by the other. If the proposition is favorably received, it is usually followed by proposals which complete the arrangement.
Origin: L. Propositio: cf. F. Proposition. See Pro 34a pound.