proprietorship love

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being a proprietor; ownership

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being proprietor; ownership.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or right of a proprietor; the condition of being a proprietor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits

Etymologies

proprietor +‎ -ship (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • You don't need to file paperwork to establish a sole proprietorship, which is a business that's owned by one person or a husband-and-wife team.

    Setting Up a Business Structure

  • As for the sign's affirmation of Mr. Bangs proprietorship, that is considered the cream of the joke.

    Cy Whittaker's Place

  • And no market has a more developed sense of entitled proprietorship over their purchases than video-game nerds.

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • Having viewed Jesse Ventura's Conspiracy Theory documentary episode dealing with the Sept. 11 attacks, I would like to call your attention to a detail that the research team may have overlooked, namely the proprietorship of Hangar 17, where the only known 9/11 evidence still in existence is locked away from public scrutiny.

    Libertarian Blog Place

  • Authority became him, which is to say, as Penn puts it, He was the producer, so he had a kind of proprietorship over it, where I think he felt that he had to set a good example, too.

    STAR

  • Thus when she muses that "To be mistress of Pemberley might be something," Elizabeth evokes a kind of proprietorship at once economic and sexual, a proprietorship contingent upon her own reproductive faculties.

    How to Do the History of Pornography: Romantic Sexuality and its Field of Vision

  • He had unpacked the portmanteau long ago; and his elder children now played regularly about the yard, and everybody knew the baby, and claimed a kind of proprietorship in her.

    Little Dorrit

  • He will sit on the ground floor, with his own kind, feeling as it were a kind of proprietorship in the playhouse.

    Class-Consciousness and the 'Movies'

  • They applauded him, and it was plain that they regretted him, the tried friend, the man there was never any doubt about, whose convictions they had repeated, and whose speeches in Parliament they had read with a kind of proprietorship for so long.

    The Imperialist

  • I was beginning to feel a kind of proprietorship in her.

    The Lowest Rung Together with The Hand on the Latch, St. Luke's Summer and The Understudy

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