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Owner vs. Proprietor

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Ownernoun

One who owns something.

‘The police recovered the stolen car and returned it to its owner.’;

Proprietornoun

An owner.

Ownernoun

(nautical, slang) The captain of a ship.

Proprietornoun

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

Ownernoun

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

Proprietornoun

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

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Ownernoun

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

‘he is the owner of a chain of restaurants’;

Proprietornoun

(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.’;

Ownernoun

a person who owns something;

‘they are searching for the owner of the car’; ‘who is the owner of that friendly smile?’;

Proprietornoun

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.

Ownernoun

a person who owns something

‘restaurant owners’; ‘the proud owner of a huge Dalmatian’;

Proprietornoun

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

‘he is the owner of a chain of restaurants’;

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Proprietornoun

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’;

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