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.

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Usage examples "proprietary":

  1. A proprietary standard of error control and data compression. - "The Online World", 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", 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", John Torrey Morse, Jr..