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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 ?
In conformity with the Act of Congress of the United States entitled, "An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times herein mentioned.
If we take fact as our guide, and look into our own senate and assembly, we shall find that moderate proprietors of land prevail in both; nor is this less the case in the senate, which consists of a smaller number, than in the assembly, which is composed of a greater number.
In this volume I have used portions of letters which I wrote for the Daily Alta California, of San Francisco, the proprietors of that journal having waived their rights and given me the necessary permission.
In the earliest society the proprietors made their own wealth, and so long as it comes to the owners in the direct way, no other opinion would arise in any equitable community than that property should make the law for property, and persons the law for persons.
Likewise, I have heard that in the museum of Manchester, in New Hampshire, they have what the proprietors call the only perfect specimen of a Greenland or River Whale in the United States.
I cannot allow such a statement about the landed proprietors to pass unchallenged.
If there were an expensive restaurant which by a mere caprice of its proprietor was only open on Thursday afternoon, it would be crowded on Thursday afternoon.
Say, name first mentioned to my proprietor by Plornish in the Yard.
It thundered some foreign name loudly but inaudibly, and the hotel proprietor moved more sharply towards it than he had done for Flambeau's sherry.
It is a singular feature in American life that at the beginning of this century, when the proprietor of the estate had occasion for settlers on a new settlement and in a remote county, he was enabled to draw them from among the increase of the former colony.
He asked next for the Visitors' List; and found that the French gentleman who then occupied '13 A,' was the proprietor of a theatre in Paris, personally well known to him.
But," resumed the man, "at the moment the archers were broken, at the moment the fire was set to one of the houses of the Place destined to serve as a funeral-pile for the guilty, this fury, this demon, this giant of whom I told you, and who we had been informed, was the proprietor of the house in question, aided by a young man who accompanied him, threw out of the window those who kept up the fire, called to his assistance the musketeers who were in the crowd, leapt himself from the window of the first story into the Place, and plied his sword so desperately that the victory was restored to the archers, the prisoners were retaken, and Menneville killed.