Definition of proprietor in English:

proprietor

noun

  • The owner of a business, or a holder of property.

    • ‘There are three main reasons why the same media proprietors still hold the power.’
    • ‘The partners agreed to share the name, but to be sole proprietor of their own stores.’
    • ‘If her bid stands, she could become the sole proprietor of the hotel.’
    • ‘In unison, we asked the proprietor how he ended up so far from his homeland.’
    • ‘Each year, thousands of sole proprietors double the size of their businesses by hiring their first employee.’
    • ‘Talk about insurance with the proprietors of businesses similar to yours.’
    • ‘They heard his cheerful voice coming from within as he hailed the proprietor of the establishment.’
    • ‘We thank the proprietors of all the venues, whose hospitality and generosity have helped swell the coffers.’
    • ‘Unlike census officials, newspaper proprietors have a keen interest in counting the newspapers and the takings.’
    • ‘Condolences go to the proprietors of the shop who have worked so hard to make a success of it.’
    • ‘Food preparation areas were kept clean but it was the surrounding areas that some restaurant and cafe proprietors overlooked.’
    • ‘Has he told the new proprietors how he intends to spend their money?’
    • ‘The proprietor of the store placed a " Good manners welcomed here " sign on the door.’
    • ‘Most include third party coverage - for example, if a customer sues the proprietor of a retail store.’
    • ‘I crossed to the bar and asked the proprietor about the room.’
    • ‘When Dennis died in 1971 Mary became the sole proprietor.’
    • ‘And so Harry became the new proprietor of the company.’
    • ‘And frankly, that's what the media proprietors have been saying for some time.’
    • ‘Its proprietors have managed to fashion a sow's ear out of a silk purse.’
    owner, possessor, holder, keeper, freeholder, landowner, squire, landlord, landlady, master, mistress, proprietress
    innkeeper, hotelkeeper, hotelier, licensee, patron, shopkeeper
    title-holder, deed-holder
    proprietrix
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Pronunciation:

proprietor

/p(r)əˈprīədər/