proprietor


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pro·pri·e·tor

 (prə-prī′ĭ-tər)
n.
1. One who has legal title to something; an owner.
2. One who owns or owns and manages a business or other such establishment.

[Probably alteration of Middle English proprietarie; see proprietary.]

pro·pri′e·to′ri·al (-tôr′ē-əl) adj.
pro·pri′e·to′ri·al·ly adv.
pro·pri′e·tor·ship′ n.

proprietor

(prəˈpraɪətə)
n
1. (Commerce) an owner of an unincorporated business enterprise
2. (Law) a person enjoying exclusive right of ownership to some property
3. (Historical Terms) history US a governor or body of governors of a proprietary colony
proˈprietorship n
proprietorial adj
proˈprietress, proˈprietrix fem n

pro•pri•e•tor

(prəˈpraɪ ɪ tər)

n.
1. the owner of a business establishment.
2. a person who has the exclusive right or title to something; an owner, as of real property.
3. a proprietary of a colony in America.
[1630–40; propriet (ary) + -or2]
pro•pri′e•tor•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.proprietor - (law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a businessproprietor - (law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business; "he is the owner of a chain of restaurants"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
bookseller - the proprietor of a bookstore
businessman, man of affairs - a person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive)
lease giver, lessor - someone who grants a lease
letter - owner who lets another person use something (housing usually) for hire
patron - the proprietor of an inn
proprietress - a woman proprietor
newspaper publisher, publisher - the proprietor of a newspaper
renter - an owner of property who receives payment for its use by another person
restauranter, restaurateur - the proprietor of a restaurant
saloon keeper - the proprietor of a saloon
timberman - an owner or manager of a company that is engaged in lumbering

proprietor

proprietress
noun owner, landowner, freeholder, possessor, titleholder, deed holder, landlord or landlady the proprietor of a local restaurant

proprietor

noun
A person who has legal title to property:
Translations
صاحِب، مالِك
majitelvlastník-ka
ejerindehaver
omistajapartneri
eigandi
所有者所有者団体経営者
īpašniekssaimnieks
mal sahibi

proprietor

[prəˈpraɪətəʳ] N [of shop, hotel etc] → dueño/a m/f; [of land] → propietario/a m/f

proprietor

[prəˈpraɪətər] npropriétaire m/f

proprietor

n (of pub, hotel, patent)Inhaber(in) m(f); (of house, newspaper)Besitzer(in) m(f)

proprietor

[prəˈpraɪətəʳ] nproprietario/a

proprietor

(prəˈpraiətə) feminine proˈprietress noun
an owner, especially of a shop, hotel etc.
References in classic literature ?
With George Willard, son of Tom Willard, the proprietor of the New Willard House, he had formed some- thing like a friendship.
Handsome Anton Jelinek, who had rented his homestead and come to town, was the proprietor.
She did not linger to discuss class distinctions with Madame Pouponne, but hastened to a neighboring grocery store, feeling sure that Mademoiselle would have left her address with the proprietor.
exclaimed the proprietor of the condemned animal, aloud, without regard to the whispering tones used by the others; "spare the foal of Miriam
The cups--not having been used, perhaps, since Hepzibah's youth--had contracted no small burden of dust, which Phoebe washed away with so much care and delicacy as to satisfy even the proprietor of this invaluable china.
But the proprietor appeared already to have relinquished as hopeless, the effort to perpetuate on this side of the Atlantic, in a hard soil, and amid the close struggle for subsistence, the native English taste for ornamental gardening.
I had received in Harley Street a narrower notion of the place, and that, as I recalled it, made me think the proprietor still more of a gentleman, suggested that what I was to enjoy might be something beyond his promise.
The landlord of the Spouter-Inn had recommended us to his cousin Hosea Hussey of the Try Pots, whom he asserted to be the proprietor of one of the best kept hotels in all Nantucket, and moreover he had assured us that cousin Hosea, as he called him, was famous for his chowders.
After half an hour of such depressing conversation, they had their minds quite made up that they had been saved at the brink of a precipice; but then Szedvilas went away, and Jonas, who was a sharp little man, reminded them that the delicatessen business was a failure, according to its proprietor, and that this might account for his pessimistic views.
It took no inconsiderable perseverance to arouse the inmates; but at last the respectable proprietor appeared, and undid the door.
AND so I'm proprietor of some knights," said I, as we rode off.
Evidently the proprietor does not remember exactly where he did get it, but thinks he got it "around here somewhere.