proprietor
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /pɹəˈpɹaɪətɚ/
Noun
  1. An owner.
  2. A sole owner of an unincorporated business, also called a sole proprietor.
  3. One of the owners of an unincorporated business, a partner.
  4. (history) One or more persons to whom a colonial territory is assigned, like a fief, including its administration.
    From 10 September 1621 till 12 June 1632, Sir William Alexander, styled Earl of Stirling and Viscount of Canada, was proprietor of the Scottish colony Nova Scotia.
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