proprietor

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proprietor

n. the owner of anything, but particularly the owner of a business operated by that individual.

proprietor

noun dominus, householder, landlord, landowner, manager, master, owner, possessor, proprietary
See also: director, employer, landholder, landlord, landowner, principal, tenant

PROPRIETOR. The owner. (q.v.)

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This invitation to join the ranks of the possessors refers proprietorially to 'our Bach', and invokes his previous works as standards of excellence.
We're regarded as rather good owners, I think because we manage our newspapers corporately rather than proprietorially.
I was sent there and turned up in my old mac with a spiral-bound notebook and pencil to find a very important-looking character with highly polished shoes, a Beatle haircut and a clipboard, standing rather proprietorially on the top of the mound of rubble where the house had been.