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Definitions of proprietor

  1. One who has a legal right to anything; owner. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. One who has anything as his property: an owner:-fem. PROPRIETRESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. PROPRIETORSHIP. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. An owner. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. An owner; a possessor in his own right. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. An owner of property, fixed or movable; one having a legal right to anything, whether in possession or not. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. Proprietress; propristrix. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for proprietor

  1. Originally painted brown, with the flight of time it has taken a grayish tinge, as if in sympathy with its venerable proprietor – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  2. He sold his cross to the proprietor of a curiosity shop and drank himself to death. – Gallegher and Other Stories by Richard Harding Davis
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