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noun as in person who owns something

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Even small proprietors will need smartphone and tech knowledge that they may not wish to obtain.

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They are primarily sole proprietors or what are called microbusinesses that have just a few employees.

Disputed origins are practically mandatory for regional foods, as are intensely felt loyalties to different proprietors.

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Advertising revenue in the newspaper industry peaked in 2005, and the overall decline since then has put tremendous pressure on all newspaper proprietors.

The nine-digit number is “assigned to employers, sole proprietors, corporations, partnerships, estates, trusts, certain individuals, and other entities for tax filing and reporting purposes.”

But as an old man, he became proprietor of a palace fit for a king—one he built stone-by-stone with his own two hands.

He was the proprietor of a grimy chicken joint in Rochester, New York.

More than any other media proprietor, Rupert Murdoch had an intuitive revelation about the value of news as a commodity.

Seyed, the proprietor, tells us that there is always a way to keep the police quiet.

Once I was pregnant, I embraced my own femininity and settled into my role as decision maker and proprietor.

The landed proprietor still redeemed, day after day, portions of his involved estate.

At the same instant the landed proprietor rose from his chair, and was about to depart likewise.

He was the fourth son of a peasant proprietor of Lectourne, a little town on the slopes of the Pyrenees.

The stout gentleman in plush walked in, and the landed proprietor pointed to the door.

In some of the mines a few hours' stoppage was a serious matter, as it would cost the proprietor as much as 70l.


On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to proprietor, such as: freeholder, holder, owner, possessor, proprietary, and front office.

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