Tangible goods owned or claimed by one or more individuals

Property, in the abstract, is what belongs to or with something, whether as an attribute or as a component of said thing. In this context, it is one or more components (rather than attributes), whether physical or incorporeal, of a person's estate; or so belonging to, as in being owned by, a person or jointly a group of people or a legal entity like a corporation or even a society. Depending on the nature of the property, an owner of property has the right to consume, alter, share, redefine, rent, mortgage, pawn, sell, exchange, transfer, give away or destroy it, or to exclude others from doing these things, as well as to perhaps abandon it; whereas regardless of the nature of the property, the owner thereof has the right to properly use it (as a durable, mean or factor, or whatever), or at the very least exclusively keep it.

  • Capital Goods - Tools, machinery and other man-made elements used to produce goods and services
  • Capitalism - Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
  • Central Banking - The practice of establishing a country's monetary policy through a government-owned or -controlled institution
  • Communications Technology - Design, construction and maintenance of communications systems
  • Communism - Socio-economic system in which private property rights are eliminated
  • Comparative Advantage, Law of - Economic tenet formulated by David Ricardo, also Law of Association
  • Corporatism - Socio-economic system in which large businesses exert influence over and benefit from government policies
  • Cryptography - The process of scrambling and unscrambling text

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Property" as of 30 Sep 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.