proprietress

Part of speech: noun

Proprietrix.

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Usage examples "proprietress":

  1. The web is deserted; the proprietress is in her leafy hut. - "The Life of the Spider", J. Henri Fabre.
  2. And, what is handsomer, it is said the new proprietress intends to take up a permanent residence here. - "The Nameless Castle", Maurus Jókai.
  3. But later there came into being a class of persons, habitues of the Pension Frensham, who knew the real name of the proprietress and were proud of knowing it, and by this knowledge were distinguished from the herd. - "The Old Wives' Tale", Arnold Bennett.