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proposal Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun something proposed (such as a plan or assumption)
  2. noun an offer of marriage
    marriage proposal; proposal of marriage; marriage offer.
  3. noun the act of making a proposal
    • they listened to her proposal

Pro*pos"al noun
From Propose.
  1. That which is proposed, or propounded for consideration or acceptance; a scheme or design; terms or conditions proposed; offer; as, to make proposals for a treaty of peace; to offer proposals for erecting a building; to make proposals of marriage. "To put forth proposals for a book." Macaulay.
  2. (Law) The offer by a party of what he has in view as to an intended business transaction, which, with acceptance, constitutes a contract. Syn. -- Proffer; tender; overture. See Proposition.

Webster 1913