What does the word proprietary mean?

    Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: noun

  • An owner.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to a proprietor.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A proprietor, or a body of proprietors.

Usage examples for proprietary

  1. A proprietary standard of error control and data compression. – The Online World by Odd de Presno
  2. He still prefers his wife to all other women and wants a monopoly of her love; but this feeling has a proprietary tinge that was absent before. – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck
  3. This topic Franklin finally dismissed with a few lines of admirable sarcasm: Do not, my courteous reader, take pet at our proprietary constitution for these our bargain and sale proceedings in legislation. – Benjamin Franklin by John Torrey Morse, Jr.