proprietress


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pro·pri·e·tress

 (prə-prī′ĭ-trĭs)
n.
1. A woman who has legal title to something; an owner.
2. A woman who owns or owns and manages a business or other such establishment. See Usage Note at -ess.

pro•pri•e•tress

(prəˈpraɪ ɪ trɪs)

n.
1. a woman who owns a business establishment.
2. a woman who has the exclusive right or title to something.
[1685–95]
usage: See -ess.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.proprietress - a woman proprietor
owner, proprietor - (law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business; "he is the owner of a chain of restaurants"
Translations

proprietress

[prəˈpraɪətrɪs] N [of shop, hotel etc] → dueña f

proprietress

n (of pub, hotel)Inhaberin f; (of newspaper)Besitzerin f
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Johnson, the proprietress, had a sad story to tell of lost opportunity.
One half of it--that moiety in which the comfortable proprietress was then seated--was carpeted, and so partitioned off at the further end as to accommodate a sleeping-place, constructed after the fashion of a berth on board ship, which was shaded, like the little windows, with fair white curtains, and looked comfortable enough, though by what kind of gymnastic exercise the lady of the caravan ever contrived to get into it, was an unfathomable mystery.
Snagsby and the proprietress of the house--a drunken face tied up in a black bundle, and flaring out of a heap of rags on the floor of a dog- hutch which is her private apartment--leads to the establishment of this conclusion.
To whom Mrs Veneering incoherently communicates, how that Veneering has been offered Pocket-Breaches; how that it is the time for rallying round; how that Veneering has said 'We must work'; how that she is here, as a wife and mother, to entreat Lady Tippins to work; how that the carriage is at Lady Tippins's disposal for purposes of work; how that she, proprietress of said bran new elegant equipage, will return home on foot--on bleeding feet if need be--to work (not specifying how), until she drops by the side of baby's crib.
He had a thick ledger lying open before him, and with the fingers of his right hand inserted between the leaves, and his eyes fixed on a very fat old lady in a mob-cap--evidently the proprietress of the establishment--who was airing herself at the fire, seemed to be only waiting her directions to refer to some entries contained within its rusty clasps.
Mango herself, of the great house of Mango, Plantain, and Co., Crutched Friars, and the magnificent proprietress of the Pineries, Fulham, who gave summer dejeuners frequented by Dukes and Earls, and drove about the parish with magnificent yellow liveries and bay horses, such as the royal stables at Kensington themselves could not turn out--I say had she been Mrs.
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In separate criminal complaints submitted to the Department of Justice, BIR prosecutors identified the respondents as Ama Insurance and Reinsurance Brokerage of Panay Avenue, Quezon City; Avella Lipata, proprietress of Jaram Hauling Services of Litex Road, QC; Tomasito Cruz, proprietor of TTC Construction of Tandang Sora, QC.
THE proprietress of Amadin Orphanage, Benin- City, Mrs.
The opera tracks this process in neuro-surgeon Raymond, under the questionable and highly unorthodox guidance of Sophie, proprietress of the sleazy Nigredo Hotel where a Jungian "meaningful coincidence" forces Raymond to seek lodging for the night.
WCTU/Women's Christian Temperance Union lemonade stand with Minerva Farqwarthy, proprietress, and Dave and his jug.
Construction, represented by proprietor Eugenio Leopoldo Garcia; and Golden 3T Construction, represented by proprietress Surlita To, for public works projects in Pleasant View and Amparo Subdivisions.