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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