Definition of proprietor
1 : one granted ownership of a colony (such as one of the original American colonies) and full prerogatives of establishing a government and distributing land
2a : a person who has the legal right or exclusive title to something : ownerb : one having an interest (such as control or present use) less than absolute and exclusive right
proprietorshipplay \-ˌship\ noun
Examples of proprietor in a Sentence
She is the proprietor of the store.
the proprietor of a used-car dealership
Recent Examples of proprietor from the Web
At my lodgings, Jags Beanstalk, I was met by the proprietor, Jags Brown.
As the porter, Daniel is a drunk who gets kicked around – literally – by the proprietor (John Pribyl), a onetime military man running the hotel with his wife (Tracy Michelle Arnold).
The answer to that question is: TyJuan Mickey, the proprietor of the Sista's Catering booth at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center during Essence Music Festival.
Medicaid is the only proprietor that provides long-term care.
Hotel occupancy in Aswan fell by more than 70 percent between 2010 and 2015, says hotelier Hussein Mohammed, proprietor of the Suheil House.
The meeting was attended by several downtown proprietors, ranging from restaurants to coffee shops to supermarkets.
The proprietors of this championship are preying on those dreams and taking advantage of them.
In the 1938 edition, the Coo Coo’s proprietor, George H. Thomas, lives at 701½ Seventh Ave.
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Origin and Etymology of proprietor
alteration of 1proprietary
First Known Use: 1537See Words from the same year
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: a person who owns a business or property
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