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proprietarian

noun pro·pri·e·tar·i·an \prəˌprīəˈta(a)rēən\

Definition of proprietarian

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  an advocate of proprietary government

  2. 2 [propriety + -arian] :  a stickler for the proprieties

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Origin and Etymology of proprietarian

2proprietary + -an


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proprietarian

adjective pro·pri·e·tar·i·an

Definition of proprietarian

  1. :  relating to or belonging to or characteristic of the propertied class —opposed to proletarian sending proletarian winners of scholarships to proprietarian public schools … and absorbing them into the service of the capitalist class — G. B. Shaw

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Origin and Etymology of proprietarian

from proprietariat, after English proletariat : proletarian


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