American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2

Author: Noah Webster


PROPOUND’, v.t. [L. propono; pro and pono, to set, put or place.]

1. To propose; to offer for consideration; as, to propound a rule of action.

The existence of the church hath been propounded as an object of faith.

2. To offer; to exhibit; to propose; as, to propound a question.

3. In congregational churches, to propose or name as a candidate for admission to communion with a church. Persons intending to make public profession of their faith, and thus unite with the church, are propounded before the church and congregation; that is, their intention is notified some days previous, for the purpose of giving opportunity to members of the church to object to their admission to such communion, if they see cause.