Proprietor Definition

prə-prīĭ-tər
proprietors
noun
proprietors
A person who has a legal title or exclusive right to some property; owner.
Webster's New World
The owner of a proprietary colony.
Webster's New World
One who owns and operates a business establishment.
Webster's New World

(history) 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.
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Other Word Forms of Proprietor

Noun

Singular:
proprietor
Plural:
proprietors

Origin of Proprietor

  • Borrowed from Latin proprietor (see below), from proprietas, 'property', from proprius '(one's) own'

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably alteration of Middle English proprietarie proprietary

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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