Definition of proprietor in English:

proprietor

Line breaks: pro¦pri|etor
Pronunciation: /prəˈprʌɪətə
 
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noun

  • The owner of a business, or a holder of property: Chinese restaurant proprietors by 1640 he was himself the proprietor of a three-hundred-acre tract
    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, keeper, freeholder, landowner, squire, landlord/landlady, master/mistress; innkeeper, hotelkeeper, hotelier, licensee, patron, shopkeeper; title-holder, deed-holder
    rare proprietrix

Derivatives

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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