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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 ?
I cannot allow such a statement about the landed proprietors to pass unchallenged.
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.
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." And also to an Act, entitled, "an Act, supplementary to 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, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints." JAMES DILL, Clerk of the Southern District of New-York
The proprietor, in a low voice, bade Sir Mulberry good-day.
She was immediately admitted to see the proprietor.
The proprietor of this tunnel took candles and conducted us into it.
In England, for example, no mere parade of costly appurtenances would be so likely as with us, to create an impression of the beautiful in respect to the appurtenances themselves - or of taste as regards the proprietor: - this for the reason, first, that wealth is not, in England, the loftiest object of ambition as constituting a nobility; and secondly, that there, the true nobility of blood, confining itself within the strict limits of legitimate taste, rather avoids than affects that mere costliness in which a parvenu rivalry may at any time be successfully attempted.
The peasants were briskly carrying out the proprietor's goods and packing them on the carts, and Dron, liberated at Princess Mary's wish from the cupboard where he had been confined, was standing in the yard directing the men.
We shall come out somewhere--if not at Zakharova, then at the proprietor's farm,' said Nikita.
It meant more than free beer to Daughtry, for, when he started to leave, the proprietor of the place thrust three silver dollars into his hand and begged him to come around with the dog next night.