Proprietor

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proprietor

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

PROPRIETOR. The owner. (q.v.)

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It was not long before Yeats had proprietorially adopted the idea and attempted to fit such a figure into his mythology.
Lynn's rude to Carol on the phone and behaves proprietorially towards Carol's husband, calling him Matty.
This invitation to join the ranks of the possessors refers proprietorially to 'our Bach', and invokes his previous works as standards of excellence.