proprietary

[p_ɹ_ə_p_ɹ_ˈaɪə_t_ə_ɹ_ɪ], [pɹəpɹˈa͡ɪ͡ətəɹɪ], [pɹəpɹˈa‍ɪ‍ətəɹɪ]

Antonyms for proprietary:

nonproprietary, unpatented, generic.


Definitions of proprietary:

  1.   A body proprietors, taken collectively. – Newage Dictionary DB
  2.   Belonging to a proprietor or proprietary. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   PROPRIETORSHIP. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4.   A monk who had reserved goods and effects to himself, notwithstanding his renunciation of all at the time of profession. – Newage Dictionary DB
  5.   A proprietor: an owner. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6.   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" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7.   Pertaining to a proprietor, or owner. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8.   A possessor or owner in his own right; a body of owners. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9.   A proprietor, or a body of proprietors. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10.   An owner or owners. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11.   Belonging to a proprietor or proprietors. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12.   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. – Newage Dictionary DB
  13.   Belonging to a proprietor. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14.   A proprietor or owner; one who has the exclusive right to a thing; the proprietors of a district. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15.   an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16.   Belonging, or pertaining, to a proprietor; considered as property; owned; as, proprietary medicine. – Newage Dictionary DB
  17.   Pertaining to a proprietor. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18.   An owner. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Quotes for proprietary:

  1. In the earliest days, this was a project I worked on with great passion because I wanted to solve the Defense Department's problem: it did not want proprietary networking and it didn't want to be confined to a single network technology. – Vinton Cerf
  2. Words can have no single fixed meaning. Like wayward electrons, they can spin away from their initial orbit and enter a wider magnetic field. No one owns them or has a proprietary right to dictate how they will be used. – David Lehman
  3. So what I was essentially doing was, I compromised the confidentiality of their proprietary software to advance my agenda of becoming the best at breaking through the lock. – Kevin Mitnick
  4. I have observed private and proprietary colleges, like the University of Phoenix, and the market they serve. And I found it intriguing the way in which they are trying to deliver the product, with more accountability, for a price. – Roy Romer
  5. I think operating systems work best if they're free and open. Particular applications are more likely to be proprietary – Larry Wall

Usage examples for proprietary:

  1. The haughty old lady approved the girl's coldness, and nodded in agreement with Aunt Frony, who watched her young mistress's path with proprietary satisfaction. ” – A Tar-Heel Baron by Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
  2. The king had granted proprietary rights to this land to him to discharge a Crown debt to his father. ” – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  3. The payment affects the proprietary title, but not the usufruct. ” – To Cuba and Back by Richard Henry Dana
  4. One regards them even with a sort of proprietary interest, for, by imagination, one has come into sympathetic possession of them. ” – The Feast of St. Friend by Arnold Bennett
  5. Therefore always pour the arsenic stock or a proprietary dip in a thin stream evenly along the vat except at the shallow exit end. ” – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  6. “ Penn received his charter in 1681, and in it he was very careful to avoid all the mistakes of the Jersey proprietary grants. ” – The Quaker Colonies A Chronicle of the Proprietors of the Delaware, Volume 8 in The Chronicles Of America Series by Sydney G. Fisher
  7. So long as property is always thought of as an arbitrary and absolute dominion over a thing, the proprietary right cannot possibly be explained in a way that does not make it a right given to some to rob others. ” – Contemporary Socialism by John Rae
  8. “ " You'll puzzle Mrs. West," he said, with a good- natured, amused, and proprietary air which stabbed Aline's feelings as with little sharp pins. ” – The Heather-Moon by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  9. The acceptance of The Outcry for production restored the proprietary feeling she once had had about it. ” – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster
  10. During the war the people of all the states, except Connecticut and Rhode Island, had carefully remodelled their governments, and in the performance of this work had withdrawn many of their ablest statesmen from the Continental Congress; but except for the expulsion of the royal and proprietary governors, the work had in no instance been revolutionary in its character. ” – The Critical Period of American History by John Fiske
  11. “ To the same purpose he wrote to the Lords Commissioners of trade and plantations, who were no friends to the proprietary governments in America, and waited for such a favourable season as now offered in Carolina to purchase every one of them for the crown. ” – An Historical Account Of The Rise And Progress Of The Colonies Of South Carolina And Georgia, Volume 1 by Alexander Hewatt
  12. In London there was talk that a syndicate of investors led by Sir William Courteen was recruiting a band of pioneers to try and establish a new settlement on an empty island in the Caribbees, for which they had just received a proprietary patent from the king. ” – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  13. She spoke as if she held proprietary rights in Lady Susan. ” – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler
  14. 8. In 1681 Pennsylvania was granted to William Penn as a proprietary colony. ” – A Brief History of the United States by John Bach McMaster
  15. Moreover, so certain was he that he would one day succeed, that he had almost unconsciously assumed a kind of proprietary right over her. ” – The Man Who Rose Again by Joseph Hocking
  16. Now Constantia felt a proprietary right over Patricia by reason of her knowledge of Christopher's sentiments, and her own prophetic instincts. ” – Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker by Marguerite Bryant
  17. This seems a plausible explanation of their presence; but in a country which is largely cultivated, as we shall hear, by a peasant proprietary such a primitive mode of existence, worthy of the days when the barbarians ravaged Roumanian territory, is not likely long to continue. ” – Roumania Past and Present by James Samuelson
  18. Would have denied, indeed, with the best of them, that a husband had any proprietary rights in his wife. ” – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  19. “ A careless boy will never respect the property of others so much as when he himself has proprietary interests involved. ” – Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study by Ontario Ministry of Education

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