Proprietress Pro*pri"e*tress, n. A female proprietor. [1913 Webster]

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  • proprietress — [prə prī′ə tris, prōprī′ə tris] n. a female proprietor: see ESS …   English World dictionary

  • proprietress — [[t]prəpra͟ɪ͟ətrɪs[/t]] proprietresses N COUNT The proprietress of a hotel, shop, or business is the woman who owns it. [FORMAL] The proprietress was alone in the bar. Syn: owner …   English dictionary

  • proprietress — proprietor, proprietress (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. manager, owner; master, mistress, lord, lady. See possession …   English dictionary for students

  • proprietress — noun Date: 1692 a woman who is a proprietor …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • proprietress — /preuh pruy i tris/, n. 1. a woman who owns a business establishment. 2. a woman who has the exclusive right or title to something. [1685 95; PROPRIET(O)R + ESS] Usage. See ess. * * * …   Universalium

  • proprietress — noun A female proprietor …   Wiktionary

  • proprietress — pro|pri|e|tress [prəˈpraıətrıs] n old fashioned a woman who owns a business …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • proprietress — pro|pri|e|tress [ prə praıətrəs ] noun count OLD FASHIONED a woman who owns a business …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • proprietress — pro pri·e·tress || prÉ™ praɪətrɪs n. female property owner, female proprietor pro·pri·e·tor || prÉ™ praɪətÉ™(r) n. property owner; group of owners, proprietary …   English contemporary dictionary

  • proprietress — noun (C) old fashioned a woman who owns a business …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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