Definition of proprietorship in English:

proprietorship

noun

  • See proprietor

    • ‘Although California imposes strict limitations on when a trust may own stock or a partnership interest in an accountancy firm, these limitations do not apply to ownership of a sole proprietorship.’
    • ‘The 1999 amendment, however, fell short of affording legal protection to individual property owners or proprietorships.’
    • ‘Many small businesses start their businesses as sole proprietorships or partnerships.’
    • ‘Choose the right business entity: Many new entrepreneurs choose sole proprietorship because it's easy to set up, yet it offers little protection from lawsuits.’
    • ‘Owners of small proprietorships are also raking it in.’

Pronunciation

proprietorship

/prəˈprʌɪətəʃɪp/