Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: noun

An owner.

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Usage examples "proprietor":

  1. When I first came in contact with him he was starting the " Lancashire Free Press," which, after passing through several hands and several changes, of name, ultimately became the " Catholic Times," which was for three years, when Father Nugent became the proprietor, under my direction. - "The Life Story of an Old Rebel", John Denvir.
  2. Willing took occasion, as he went through the hotel office down- stairs, to call the proprietor aside and say: " Anything Miss McLaren wants you'd better supply. - "They of the High Trails", Hamlin Garland.
  3. It helped his dreams and pointed to the time when he would be manager and part proprietor of a palace like the Continental. - "Hilda Lessways", Arnold Bennett.