Definition of proprietor in English:

proprietor

Syllabification: pro·pri·e·tor
Pronunciation: /p(r)əˈprīətər
 
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noun

  • The owner of a business, or a holder of property.
    More example sentences
    • Its proprietors have managed to fashion a sow's ear out of a silk purse.
    • Each year, thousands of sole proprietors double the size of their businesses by hiring their first employee.
    • If her bid stands, she could become the sole proprietor of the hotel.
    Synonyms
    owner, possessor, holder, master/mistress; landowner, landlord/landlady; innkeeper, hotel-keeper, hotelier, storekeeper

Derivatives

proprietorial

Pronunciation: /p(r)əˌprīəˈtôrēəl/
adjective
More example sentences
  • It's a caper through London's East End in the company of four blokes with a proprietorial interest in a boozer, which acts as the control centre for their dodgy enterprises.
  • Road rage is a telling example; that's just people becoming proprietorial about something they should share.
  • It has been free from proprietorial interference for nearly 10 years now.

proprietorially

Pronunciation: /p(r)əˌprīəˈtôrēəlē/
adverb
More example sentences
  • It will be strange not to find him standing proprietorially amid the young revellers in the Pleasance courtyard, calling you over for a drink and bending your ear on some matter of Fringe politics.
  • As he proprietorially slaps her buttocks he is saying words she can't make out.
  • Michelle was there too, holding his arm proprietorially.

proprietorship

noun
More example sentences
  • Although California imposes strict limitations on when a trust may own stock or a partnership interest in an accountancy firm, these limitations do not apply to ownership of a sole proprietorship.
  • Choose the right business entity: Many new entrepreneurs choose sole proprietorship because it's easy to set up, yet it offers little protection from lawsuits.
  • Many small businesses start their businesses as sole proprietorships or partnerships.

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