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Definition of proprietor noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

proprietor

 noun
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NAmE//prəˈpraɪət̮ər//
 
(formal)
 
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the owner of a business, a hotel, etc. newspaper proprietors Inquiries must be made to the proprietor.
proprietorship
 
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NAmE//prəˈpraɪət̮ərˌʃɪp//
 
noun [uncountable] see also proprietress
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