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
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.
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.
Each proprietor independently subdivided their land in 1810, 1813-1824 and 1832 respectively, becoming three faubourgs, named des Religieuses (or nuns), Lafayette and Livaudais.
What: In this Alfred Hitchcock classic, a secretary (Leigh) who is on the run for embezzling, checks into the secluded Bates Motel, whose peculiar proprietor (Perkins) is manipulated by his domineering mother.
At a mountain hideaway in India, the proprietor received us by pressing a red-powder dot onto our foreheads.
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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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Definition of proprietor for English Language Learners
: a person who owns a business or property
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