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proprietor

noun [C]
 
 
/prəˈpraɪətər/
( abbreviation prop.) the owner of a business, especially a hotel, a store, or a company that publishes newspapers: Their father was the proprietor of an electrical and furniture store. a small business proprietor a garage/hotel/newspaper proprietor
PROPERTY the owner of land or buildings: The man claimed to be the proprietor of the disputed land. He rose to become proprietor of Wye Hall, one of Maryland's historic estates.
LAW the owner of a copyright (= the legal rights to a book, play, piece of music, etc.) or a patent (= the legal rights to a product): The proprietor of a patent may wish to be selective about markets and granting licences.
→  See also media proprietor , registered proprietor , sole proprietor
Translations of “proprietor”
in Arabic مالِك…
in Korean 소유자…
in Malaysian tuan punya…
in French propriétaire…
in Turkish mal sahibi, sahip, iş yeri sahibi…
in Italian titolare, proprietario, -a…
in Chinese (Traditional) 所有人, 業主, 老闆…
in Russian владелец…
in Polish właściciel/ka…
in Vietnamese chủ sở hữu…
in Spanish propietario, propietaria…
in Portuguese proprietário, -a…
in Thai เจ้าของ…
in German der/die Eigentümer(in)…
in Catalan propietari, -ària…
in Japanese (ホテルや店などの)所有者, 経営者…
in Indonesian pemilik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 所有人, 业主, 老板…
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