proprietorial


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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.
Translations

proprietorial

[prəˌpraɪəˈtɔːrɪəl] ADJ [attitude etc] → protector

proprietorial

[prəˌpraɪəˈtɔːriəl] adj [person, attitude] → possessif/ive
to be proprietorial about sth → être possessif avec qch

proprietorial

[prɒpraɪəˈtɔːrɪəl] (frm) adj
a. (behaviour, attitude) → possessivo/a
b. (duties, rights) → del proprietario
References in classic literature ?
She was accustomed to being looked at admiringly, but about this particular look there was a subtle quality that distinguished it from the ordinary--something proprietorial.
Most football fans in this country keep a proprietorial eye on the guys they've sent to football's penthouse from their own little slice of pavement.
"Proprietorial management is not to everyone's taste.
Wrote Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, in his memoir, You Must Set Forth At Dawn, 'Early morning departure was my favourite hour, you caught the road's exhalation as it rose from the tarmac with the sun's heated awakening, piercing the early mists in a proprietorial mood - you owned the road and all that lay revealed along its rises and plunges, its contortions and its arrow directness on both flatland and crests that sometimes appeared aimed at a horizon shimmering at the very edge of the world.
When the young woman's attitude toward her servant does sound proprietorial, it tends to be expressed in childlike terms - as when she describes being jealous because Soma sometimes seemed to like her younger brother Hammoudi more than herself.
Nawazuddin takes proprietorial control of Manto, not letting go of his grip over the obstinate genius' glorious grammar of inspired rebellion.
I am sure this cuts both ways and that there were murders of Greek Cypriots by the Turkish Cypriot side, but no one can possibly feel patriotic or proprietorial about cold-blooded murderers.
Anyone who has a sound business mind has to be a little skeptical and worry that someone's going to take their proprietorial ideas.
All technology eventually becomes widely diffused; it cannot indefinitely be made proprietorial. The trick is to remain ahead of the game, and, on this front, America shows few signs of stumbling.
It is why ideologically- and politically aligned writers, individually privileged to have a forum to freely discourse with the public without any editorial or proprietorial interference whatsoever, can collectively try to arm-twist a platform to deviate from its declared position of independence.
Cornwallis, through a sweeping settlement regime, granted proprietorial or effective ownership rights over land to the people who held it, doing away with practice of all land ownership being vested in the Sovereign and, even if a chunk of it was awarded as jagir to a grandee, its reversal to the crown by law of escheat once the noble died.
This in turn raises the question of who really has a proprietorial interest in any business - with Jin's the customers are simply asserting their public interest.