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 for proposal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Proposal \Pro*pos"al\, n. [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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: Proffer; tender; overture. See Proposition.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  proposal
      n 1: something proposed (such as a plan or assumption)
      2: an offer of marriage [syn: marriage proposal, proposal of
         marriage, marriage offer, proposal]
      3: the act of making a proposal; "they listened to her proposal"
         [syn: proposal, proposition]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  83 Moby Thesaurus words for "proposal":
     admonition, advice, advising, advocacy, aim, ambition, animus,
     aspiration, bid, briefing, caution, caveat, consultation, council,
     counsel, desideration, desideratum, design, designation, desire,
     determination, direction, draft, effect, engagement, exhortation,
     expostulation, fixed purpose, function, game plan, guidance,
     hortation, idea, improper suggestion, indecent proposal, instance,
     instruction, intendment, intent, intention, invitation, layout,
     marriage proposal, meaning, mind, monition, motion, motive, naming,
     nisus, nomination, offer, offer of marriage, opinion, outline,
     parley, pass, plan, point, presentation, proffer, project,
     projection, proposition, prospectus, purpose, recommendation,
     remonstrance, request, resolution, resolve, sake, scenario, scheme,
     sexual advance, striving, study, suggestion, tender, thought, view,
     warning, will
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  PROPOSAL. An offer for consideration or acceptance. 
       2. It is a general rule that a proposal offered to another for 
  acceptance may be withdrawn at any time before it is accepted, provided that 
  notice of the withdrawal be given to the party to whom it was made. A bid 
  (q.v.) may be withdrawn at any time before acceptance; and a proposal by 
  letter may be withdrawn at any time before, acceptance 1 Pick. 278; and, if 
  accepted, it must be, in the very terms offered. 3 Wheat. 225. Vide Bid; 
  Correspondence; Letter; Offer. 
  
  

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