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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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The predatory, proprietorial way some men treat women does makes us feel we're little more than a life support system to a pair of breasts.
government may only exercise proprietorial jurisdiction does not mean it
To what extent the men in the equine street would define themselves ontologically in relation to these horses is speculative, but the man in the foreground has the authority of a horse owner, which is signified, surely, through his proprietorial gesture.
23) Furthermore, his view of "possessing" his friends is a clear suggestion of a jealous, proprietorial undercurrent in this view of friendship: Hunt's companions are categorically his.
However, this time not only the gift bag was free of any printing but the items inside except the t-shirt and the herbal tea were also free of any proprietorial symbol or text.
Editorial judgment can be influenced by proprietorial pressure.
In almost four decades in this game, I have been lucky in that I have rarely been put under any proprietorial pressure to take any particular line on any story.
It's a given that Clive Smith is within his rights to do as he wishes with Kauto Star and there have been plenty of critics quick to imply Nicholls has erred on the side of being overly proprietorial in regard to his former stable star and become a touch big for his boots.
However, despite its disaffection for the abject and excitable fantasies of cyberutopian and infocalyptic narratives, Doctorow's writing does suggest that distributed networks and shared software trouble the market's proprietorial ethic and challenge familiar concepts of the human as an organically pure entity.
According to award authorities, this is the main factor that contributed to discovering quality models under the aegis of the award, so that proprietorial and managerial cadres could take advantage of what it provided in terms of excellence and achievements in business, trade and economic sectors.
He seems to represent the proprietorial aura of phallic mastery that knows and names the world in much the same way as the Cheshire cat does in Alice in Wonderland.
Although severe in visage he was helpful in practice, willing to oblige by opening rooms but standing in proprietorial magnificence at the doorway just to be sure.