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pro·pri·e·tar·y

 (prə-prī′ĭ-tĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Of or relating to a proprietor or to ownership: had proprietary rights.
2. Privately owned, as a business: a proprietary hospital.
3. Owned by a private individual or corporation under a trademark or patent: a proprietary drug.
n. pl. pro·pri·e·tar·ies
1. A proprietor or group of proprietors.
2. Ownership; proprietorship.
3. A proprietary medicine.
4. One granted ownership of a proprietary colony.

[From Middle English proprietarie, owner of property, from Old French proprietaire and from Medieval Latin proprietārius, both from Late Latin, of a property owner, from Latin proprietās, ownership; see property.]

pro·pri′e·tar′i·ly adv.

proprietary

(prəˈpraɪɪtərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
1. (Commerce) of, relating to, or belonging to property or proprietors
2. privately owned and controlled
3. (Pharmacology) med of or denoting a drug or agent manufactured and distributed under a trade name. Compare ethical3
n, pl -taries
4. (Pharmacology) med a proprietary drug or agent
5. (Commerce) a proprietor or proprietors collectively
6. (Commerce)
a. right to property
b. property owned
7. (Historical Terms) Also called: lord proprietary (in Colonial America) an owner, governor, or grantee of a proprietary colony
[C15: from Late Latin proprietārius an owner, from proprius one's own]
proˈprietarily adv

pro•pri•e•tar•y

(prəˈpraɪ ɪˌtɛr i)

adj., n., pl. -tar•ies. adj.
1. pertaining to, belonging to, or being a proprietor.
2. pertaining to property or ownership.
3. manufactured and sold only by the owner of the patent, trademark, etc.: proprietary medicine.
4. privately owned and operated for profit: proprietary hospitals.
n.
5. an owner or proprietor.
6. a body of proprietors.
7. ownership.
8. something owned, esp. real estate.
9. a proprietary medicine.
10. the grantee or owner of a proprietary colony.
[1400–50; late Middle English (n.) < Medieval Latin proprietārius owner, n. use of Late Latin adj.: of an owner, of ownership]
pro•pri`e•tar′i•ly (-ˈtɛər ɪ li) adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.proprietary - an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits
ownership - the relation of an owner to the thing possessed; possession with the right to transfer possession to others
Adj.1.proprietary - protected by trademark or patent or copyright; made or produced or distributed by one having exclusive rights; "`Tylenol' is a proprietary drug of which `acetaminophen' is the generic form"
nonproprietary - not protected by trademark or patent or copyright; "nonproprietary products are in the public domain and anyone can produce or distribute them"
Translations
proprietär
alkuperäinenalkuperäis-omaomistajaomistava
bejegyzettszabadalmazotttulajdon i

proprietary

[prəˈpraɪətərɪ]
A. ADJpropietario (Comm) → patentado
B. CPD proprietary brand Nmarca f comercial
proprietary goods NPLartículos mpl de marca
proprietary interest Ninterés m patrimonial
proprietary name Nnombre m propietario

proprietary

[prəˈpraɪətəri] adj
[software, information, technology] → propriétaire
(= proprietorial) [attitude] → possessif/iveproprietary brand nmarque f propriétaire

proprietary

adj classbesitzend; attitude, mannerbesitzergreifend; proprietary rightsBesitzrecht nt; proprietary article/nameMarkenartikel/-name m; proprietary drugMarkenpräparat nt; the author has rather strong proprietary feelings about his workder Autor sieht sein Werk als persönlichen Besitz an

proprietary

[prəˈpraɪətrɪ] adj (Comm) proprietary articleprodotto con marchio depositato
proprietary brand → marchio di fabbrica
proprietary medicine → specialità farmaceutica
proprietary name → nome depositato or registrato
References in classic literature ?
They will revolt, and be shot down with machine-guns--emigrated--exterminated anyhow and everyhow; for the proprietary classes have no idea of any other means of dealing with the full claims of labor.
There were no hedges, no signs of proprietary rights, no evidences of agriculture; the whole earth had become a garden.
The lower rooms were entirely given over to the birds, who walked about them with a proprietary air, as though the place had been built by themselves, and not by certain dusty copyholders who now lay east and west in the churchyard.
She had no proprietary interest in the painting beyond what she acquired from a growing regard for its parent (which disturbed her a good deal when she had time to think of it); but there were moments when only the recollection of her remorse for her previous outbreak kept her from rending the critic.
You'll find that all their raptures, all their generous transports are proprietary, all their woes and their tears, proprietary; all proprietary or seminarist
Cassandra saw, not without a pang of jealousy, that he was extremely solicitous that people should not talk about Katharine, as if his interest in her were still proprietary rather than friendly.
He tried to find some editorial work on the paper which had printed his reports, but every place was full, and it was hopeless to dream of getting a proprietary interest in it.
Irene's tooth was very favourably known in the Gardens, where the perambulators used to gather round her to hear whether it had been doing anything to-day, and I would not have grudged David his proprietary pride in it, had he seemed to understand that Irene's one poor little accomplishment, though undeniably showy, was without intellectual merit.
Though she did not know it, she had a feeling in him of proprietary right.
said Captain Jim, with a loving, proprietary pride.
This invested the turnkey with a new proprietary share in the child, over and above his former official one.
Table 27: World Historic Review for Proprietary Additives &