What does proprietor mean?

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prəˈpraɪ ɪ tərpro·pri·etor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. owner, proprietornoun

    (law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business

    "he is the owner of a chain of restaurants"


  1. proprietornoun

    An owner

  2. proprietornoun

    A sole owner of an unincorporated business, also called a sole proprietor

  3. proprietornoun

    One of the owners of an unincorporated business, a partner

  4. proprietornoun

    One or more persons to whom a colonial territory is assigned, like a fief, including its administration

    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

  5. Etymology: Borrowed from proprietor (see below), from proprietas, 'property', from proprius '(one's) own'

Webster Dictionary

  1. Proprietornoun

    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

  2. Etymology: [For older proprietary: cf. F. propritarie.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Proprietor

    prō-prī′e-tor, n. one who has anything as his property: an owner:—fem. Proprī′etress, Proprī′etrix.—adjs. Proprī′etary, Proprietō′rial, belonging to a proprietor.—n. Proprī′etary, a proprietor, owner: a body of proprietors: the rights of a proprietor.—n. Proprī′etorship, state or right of a proprietor: ownership.—Proprietary right, the right of a proprietor: the common-law right of a playwright to control production or representation of his drama so long as unpublished: the right when protected by copyright after publication.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of proprietor in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of proprietor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of proprietor in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    If an anaconda is hired at the top, decision-making position, then the owner already knows that s/he has recruited only snakes and scorpions at every places & post of the den so-called private organization, and it is foolish to believe on part of the proprietor that it will not swallow her/him one day.

  2. Oriola Oluwaseyi:

    My daughter's proprietor introduced me to this program last year, and I subscribed to the initiative because I knew it was something... to relieve Oriola Oluwaseyi of the burden of spending money on the fees, the program has given me leverage to channel the funds I would have spent on school fees, to buying of school bag, new pair of sandals and books for her.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    In a private sector organization, the duffers and bluffers often enjoy and spend a long tenure whereas the talents and diligent employees usually suffer and find it tougher to stay for a long period in the same company. This is partly on account of the reckless attitude & selfish behavior of the mediocre or senior most officers and largely because of the self-centric character of the owner or proprietor or employer.

  4. Andrew Grove, Co-founder and Chairman of Intel Corporation, Only the Paranoid Survive:

    The sad news is, nobody owes you a career. Your career is literally your business. You own it as a sole proprietor. You have one employee: yourself. You need to accept ownership of your career, your skills and the timing of your moves.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    The Attitude, Behavior and Character of a person decide the position,designation & remuneration in an organization of private sector. Back-bencher/drop-outs/Big office-politics player for director and key decision-maker posts; Bluffer/Big Credit-Snatcher/boot-licker for senior and higher positions; Duffer/Liar/Malingerer for middle to upper cadre on the hierarchical ladder and to spend a long tenure; Sincere/Studious/hard-worker for junior to middle level rank and to suffer humiliation a lot. That's the typical & usual picture of organizational structure and culture(vulture). Everything happens in the knowledge and under the nose of owner/proprietor/board-member.

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