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proprietornoun [C]

 us   /prəˈprɑɪ·ɪ·t̬ər/
a ​person who ​owns and usually ​manages a ​business: He is the proprietor of one of the ​besthotels in Orlando.
(Definition of proprietor from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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proprietornoun [C]

uk   us   /prəˈpraɪətər/
(abbreviation prop.) the ​owner of a ​business, especially a ​hotel, a ​store, or a ​company that ​publishesnewspapers: Their father was the proprietor of an ​electrical and furniture ​store. asmallbusiness proprietor a garage/​hotel/​newspaper proprietor
PROPERTY the ​owner of ​land or ​buildings: The man ​claimed to be the proprietor of the ​disputedland. He ​rose to become proprietor of Wye Hall, one of Maryland's ​historic estates.
LAW the ​owner of a copyright (= the ​legalrights to a ​book, ​play, ​piece of music, etc.) or a patent (= the ​legalrights to a ​product): The proprietor of a ​patent may wish to be ​selective about ​markets and ​grantinglicences.
(Definition of proprietor from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “proprietor”
in Korean 소유자…
in Arabic مالِك…
in Malaysian tuan punya…
in French propriétaire…
in Russian владелец…
in Chinese (Traditional) 所有人, 業主, 老闆…
in Italian titolare, proprietario, -a…
in Turkish mal sahibi, sahip, iş yeri sahibi…
in Polish właściciel/ka…
in Spanish propietario, propietaria…
in Vietnamese chủ sở hữu…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 所有人, 业主, 老板…
in Indonesian pemilik…
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