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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.
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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.
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