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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.
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|Noun||1.||proprietorship - an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits|
ownership - the relation of an owner to the thing possessed; possession with the right to transfer possession to others
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