proprietor


proprietor
noun Etymology: alteration of 1proprietary Date: 1637 1. one granted ownership of a colony (as one of the original American colonies) and full prerogatives of establishing a government and distributing land 2. a. a person who has the legal right or exclusive title to something ; owner b. one having an interest (as control or present use) less than absolute and exclusive right • proprietorship noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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