proprietor

  • 1 proprietor — pro·pri·e·tor /prə prī ə tər/ n: 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 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law.… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Proprietor — Pro*pri e*tor, n. [For older proprietary: cf. F. propri[ e]tarie.] One who has the legal right or exclusive title to anything, whether in possession or not; an owner; as, the proprietor of farm or of a mill. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 proprietor — 1630s, owner, by royal grant, of an American colony, probably from proprietary (n.) in sense property owner (late 15c., see PROPRIETARY (Cf. proprietary)). In general sense of one who holds something as property it is attested from 1640s …

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  • 4 proprietor — is the standard spelling, not er …

    Modern English usage

  • 5 proprietor — [n] person who owns something freeholder*, front office, holder, land owner, meal ticket*, owner, possessor, proprietary, titleholder; concepts 343,347 Ant. customer …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 proprietor — ► NOUN (fem. proprietress) 1) the owner of a business. 2) a holder of property …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 proprietor — [prə prī′ə tər, prōprī′ə tər] n. [irreg. formation < PROPRIET(ARY) + OR] 1. a person who has a legal title or exclusive right to some property; owner ☆ 2. the owner of a proprietary colony 3. one who owns and operates a business establishment… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 proprietor — In relation to excise goods this term includes the owner, importer, exporter, shipper, or other person owning or being beneficially interested in the goods. HM Customs & Revenue Glossary * * * proprietor pro‧pri‧e‧tor [prəˈpraɪətə ǁ ər]… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 9 proprietor — pro|pri|e|tor [prəˈpraıətə US ər] n formal an owner of a business proprietor of ▪ the proprietor of a small hotel and restaurant newspaper/garage/cafe etc proprietor …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 proprietor — [[t]prəpra͟ɪ͟ətə(r)[/t]] proprietors N COUNT The proprietor of a hotel, shop, newspaper, or other business is the person who owns it. [FORMAL] ...the proprietor of a local restaurant... He was the sole proprietor with total management control.… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 proprietor — UK [prəˈpraɪətə(r)] / US [prəˈpraɪətər] noun [countable] Word forms proprietor : singular proprietor plural proprietors formal someone who owns a business a hotel proprietor …

    English dictionary

  • 12 proprietor — noun /pɹəˈpɹaɪətɚ/ a) An owner From 10 September 1621 till 12 June 1632, Sir William Alexander, styled Earl of Stirling and Viscount of Canada, was proprietor of the Scottish colony Nova Scotia b) A sole owner of an unincorporated business, also… …

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  • 13 proprietor — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ hotel, newspaper, restaurant ▪ landed ▪ sole ▪ He is now sole proprietor of the business …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 proprietor — I proprietor, proprietress (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. manager, owner; master, mistress, lord, lady. See possession. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. owner, titleholder, master, proprietary; see owner , possessor . III (Roget s 3… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 proprietor — pro|pri|e|tor [ prə praıətər ] noun count FORMAL someone who owns a business: a hotel proprietor …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 proprietor — noun (C) formal an owner of a business: Echenard was proprietor of the famous Hotel du Louvre. proprietorial adjective proprietorially adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 proprietor — (= proprietress), noun the proprietor is thinking about selling this bar Syn: owner, possessor, holder, master/mistress; landowner, landlord/landlady; innkeeper, hotel keeper, hotelier, storekeeper …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 proprietor — noun Etymology: alteration of 1proprietary Date: 1637 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. a. a person who has the legal right… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 proprietor — proprietorial /preuh pruy i tawr ee euhl, tohr /, adj. proprietorially, adv. proprietorship, n. /preuh pruy i teuhr/, n. 1. the owner of a business establishment, a hotel, etc. 2. a person who has the exclusive right or title to something; an… …

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  • 20 proprietor — Synonyms and related words: beneficiary, cestui, cestui que trust, cestui que use, deedholder, feoffee, feudatory, holder, householder, innkeeper, laird, landholder, landlady, landlord, landowner, licensee, lord, manager, master, mesne, mesne… …

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