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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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proprietor

proprietress
noun owner, landowner, freeholder, possessor, titleholder, deed holder, landlord or landlady the proprietor of a local restaurant
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proprietor

noun
A person who has legal title to property:
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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
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proprietor

[prəˈpraɪətər] npropriétaire m/f
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proprietor

n (of pub, hotel, patent)Inhaber(in) m(f); (of house, newspaper)Besitzer(in) m(f)
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proprietor

[prəˈpraɪətəʳ] nproprietario/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

proprietor

(prəˈpraiətə) feminine proˈprietress noun
an owner, especially of a shop, hotel etc.
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References in classic literature ?
He pressed her arm with an air of reassuring proprietorship.
Crisparkle sat down by the china shepherdess; Edwin Drood gallantly furled and unfurled Miss Twinkleton's fan; and that lady passively claimed that sort of exhibitor's proprietorship in the accomplishment on view, which Mr.
Soon they grew accustomed to the two walking into chapel arm in arm or strolling round the precincts in conversation; wherever one was the other could be found also, and, as though acknowledging his proprietorship, boys who wanted Rose would leave messages with Carey.
But as nothing in the world can oppose a subject making an humble present to his king, I offer your majesty the proprietorship of the estate, of which you will leave me the usufruct.
Once more, he took me by both hands and surveyed me with an air of admiring proprietorship: smoking with great complacency all the while.
The attitude was so full of a classic grace that a murmur of appreciation followed her appearance, and Archer felt the glow of proprietorship that so often cheated him into momentary well-being.
Bulstrode intended to frequent Lowick Church or to reside at Stone Court for a good while to come: he had bought the excellent farm and fine homestead simply as a retreat which he might gradually enlarge as to the land and beautify as to the dwelling, until it should be conducive to the divine glory that he should enter on it as a residence, partially withdrawing from his present exertions in the administration of business, and throwing more conspicuously on the side of Gospel truth the weight of local landed proprietorship, which Providence might increase by unforeseen occasions of purchase.
It was evident to her that the words he had spoken meant nothing to him and that the assumed proprietorship over her was, like the boma, only another means for her protection.
The easy tone in which he put the question--a tone, as it were, of proprietorship in "Grace"--jarred on Lady Janet at the moment.
Fyne was very much of a woman herself--her sense of proprietorship was very strong within her; and though she had not much use for her brother, yet she did not like to see him annexed by another woman.
He had unpacked the portmanteau long ago; and his elder children now played regularly about the yard, and everybody knew the baby, and claimed a kind of proprietorship in her.
In the growth of the town, however, after some thirty or forty years, the site covered by this rude hovel had become exceedingly desirable in the eyes of a prominent and powerful personage, who asserted plausible claims to the proprietorship of this and a large adjacent tract of land, on the strength of a grant from the legislature.