Definition of Proprietary

1. Noun. An unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits.

Exact synonyms: Proprietorship
Generic synonyms: Ownership
Derivative terms: Proprietor



2. Adjective. Protected by trademark or patent or copyright; made or produced or distributed by one having exclusive rights. "`Tylenol' is a proprietary drug of which `acetaminophen' is the generic form"
Similar to: Branded, Copyrighted, Patented, Trademarked
Antonyms: Nonproprietary
Derivative terms: Proprietor

Definition of Proprietary

1. n. A proprietor or owner; one who has exclusive title to a thing; one who possesses, or holds the title to, a thing in his own right.

2. a. Belonging, or pertaining, to a proprietor; considered as property; owned; as, proprietary medicine.

Definition of Proprietary

1. Adjective. Of or relating to property or ownership, as ''proprietary rights''. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or relating to the quality of being an owner, as ''the proprietary class''. ¹

3. Adjective. Manufactured exclusively by the owner of intellectual property rights (IPR), as with a patent or trade secret. ¹

4. Adjective. Privately owned, as ''a proprietary lake''. ¹

5. Adjective. (of a person) Possessive, jealous, or territorial. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Proprietary

1. [n PROPRIETARIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Proprietary

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propraetorship
propraetorships
propranolol
propranolols
propre
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propreantepenultimate
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proprietary (current term)
proprietary colony
proprietary drug
proprietary eponym
proprietary eponyms
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proprietress

Literary usage of Proprietary

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"We cannot doubt that this was an article recommended to the public as a proprietary medicine, within the statute. It may fail within that clause, ..."

2. The American Colonies in the Seventeenth Century by Herbert Levi Osgood (1904)
"The proprietary policy did not impose so strict a limitation. The system of head rights was elastic, and it could be made increasingly so by more or less ..."

3. The American Historical Review by American historical association (1898)
"proprietary commission to Leonard Calvert, governor, and the council of Maryland. ... proprietary commission to William Stone, governor of Maryland. ..."

4. The Provincial Governor in the English Colonies of North America by Evarts Boutell Greene (1898)
"proprietary commission to Leonard Calvert, governor of Maryland: Bozman, ... proprietary commission to Richard Nicolls, governor of New York : Pennsylvania ..."

5. The Quit-rent System in the American Colonies by Beverley Waugh Bond (1919)
"CHAPTER IV proprietary QUIT-RENTS: UNDER proprietary FOLLOWED BY ROYAL GOVERNMENT ... Amid such surroundings and with a wavering though grasping proprietary ..."

6. Report of the Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran/Contra Affair by Lee H. Hamilton, Daniel K. Inouye (1995)
"Two days later, the proprietary's project officer told the CIA's air branch ... The airline proprietary manager reported to CIA that Schwimmer "must be ..."

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