proprietor

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noun pro·pri·e·tor \prə-ˈprī-ə-tər\

Definition of proprietor

  1. 1 :  one granted ownership of a colony (as one of the original American colonies) and full prerogatives of establishing a government and distributing land

  2. 2 a :  a person who has the legal right or exclusive title to something :  owner b :  one having an interest (as control or present use) less than absolute and exclusive right

proprietorship

play \-ˌship\ noun

Examples of proprietor in a sentence

  1. She is the proprietor of the store.

  2. <the proprietor of a used-car dealership>

Origin and Etymology of proprietor

alteration of 1proprietary


First Known Use: 1637


PROPRIETOR Defined for English Language Learners

proprietor

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noun pro·pri·e·tor \prə-ˈprī-ə-tər\

Definition of proprietor for English Language Learners

  • : a person who owns a business or property


PROPRIETOR Defined for Kids

proprietor

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noun pro·pri·e·tor \prə-ˈprī-ə-tər\

Definition of proprietor for Students

  1. :  a person who owns something :  owner


Law Dictionary

proprietor

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noun pro·pri·e·tor \prə-ˈprī-ə-tər\

Legal Definition of proprietor

  1. :  one who has legal right or exclusive title to something :  owner; also :  one (as a lessee) having an interest (as control or present use) less than absolute or exclusive right



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