Definition of proprietorship noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

proprietorship

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//prəˈpraɪətəʃɪp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈpraɪətərʃɪp//
 
[uncountable](formal)
 
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the fact or state of being the owner of a business, a hotel, etc. Under his proprietorship the Journal continued to prosper.