adjective Date: 1851 proprietary 1

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  • Proprietorial — Pro*pri e*to ri*al, a. Of or pertaining to ownership; proprietary; as, proprietorial rights. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proprietorial — [prə prī΄ə tôr′ē əl, prōprī΄ə tôr′ē əl] adj. PROPRIETARY (senses 1 3) * * * See proprietor. * * * …   Universalium

  • proprietorial — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to an owner. 2) possessive. DERIVATIVES proprietorially adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • proprietorial — [prə prī΄ə tôr′ē əl, prōprī΄ə tôr′ē əl] adj. PROPRIETARY (senses 1 3) …   English World dictionary

  • proprietorial — prə|prīə|tōrēəl, prō|p , tȯr adjective 1. : of or relating to a proprietor or proprietorship : proprietary proprietorial rights 2. : arising from or manifesting consciousness of ownership : appropriate to an owner showed them around the place… …   Useful english dictionary

  • proprietorial — pro|pri|e|to|ri|al [prəˌpraıəˈto:riəl] adj behaving or feeling as if you own something or someone proprietorial about ▪ She felt proprietorial about the valley. >proprietorially adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • proprietorial — [[t]prəpra͟ɪ͟ətɔ͟ːriəl[/t]] ADJ GRADED If your behaviour is proprietorial, you are behaving in a proud way because you are, or feel like you are, the owner of something. [FORMAL] The longer I live alone the more proprietorial I become about my… …   English dictionary

  • proprietorial — /prəpraɪəˈtɔriəl/ (say pruhpruyuh tawreeuhl) adjective 1. of or relating to ownership: proprietorial rights. 2. giving the appearance of owning something: proprietorial airs …   Australian English dictionary

  • proprietorial — adjective a) Of or pertaining to ownership b) Characteristic of a proprietor …   Wiktionary

  • proprietorial — pro|pri|e|to|rial [ prə,praıə tɔriəl ] adjective typical of an owner a. relating to owning something ╾ pro|pri|e|to|ri|al|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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