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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.


in the manner of a proprietor
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Hilditch has always proprietorially referred to his companions as "girlfriends" when out of earshot of them; but only Felicia affords him the opportunity to experience the exquisite thrill of having strangers regard him as a red-blooded, procreative male: