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Owner vs. Proprietor

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Main Difference

The main difference between Owner and Proprietor is that the Owner is a legal term and Proprietor is a one who owns something.

Wikipedia
  • Owner (noun)

    One who owns something.

    "The police recovered the stolen car and returned it to its owner."

  • Owner (noun)

    The captain of a ship.

  • Proprietor (noun)

    An owner.

  • Proprietor (noun)

    A sole owner of an unincorporated business, also called a sole proprietor.

  • Proprietor (noun)

    One of the owners of an unincorporated business, a partner.

  • Proprietor (noun)

    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."

Wiktionary
  • Owner (noun)

    a person who owns something

    "restaurant owners"

    "the proud owner of a huge Dalmatian"

  • Proprietor (noun)

    the owner of a business, or a holder of property

    "Chinese restaurant proprietors"

    "by 1640 he was himself the proprietor of a three-hundred-acre tract"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Owner (noun)

    One who owns; a rightful proprietor; one who has the legal or rightful title, whether he is the possessor or not.

  • Proprietor (noun)

    One who has the legal right or exclusive title to anything, whether in possession or not; an owner; as, the proprietor of farm or of a mill.

Webster Dictionary
  • Owner (noun)

    (law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business;

    "he is the owner of a chain of restaurants"

  • Owner (noun)

    a person who owns something;

    "they are searching for the owner of the car"

    "who is the owner of that friendly smile?"

  • Proprietor (noun)

    (law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business;

    "he is the owner of a chain of restaurants"

Princeton's WordNet

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