proprietary

[p_ɹ_ə_p_ɹ_ˈaɪə_t_ə_ɹ_ɪ], [pɹəpɹˈa͡ɪ͡ətəɹɪ], [pɹəpɹˈa‍ɪ‍ətəɹɪ]

Definitions of proprietary:

  1.   Belonging to a proprietor. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   Belonging to a proprietor or proprietors. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3.   Belonging to a proprietor or proprietary. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4.   An owner or owners. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   An owner. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6.   Pertaining to a proprietor, or owner. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7.   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.
  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: an owner. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10.   PROPRIETORSHIP. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 8. In 1681 Pennsylvania was granted to William Penn as a proprietary colony. ” – A Brief History of the United States by John Bach McMaster
  4. 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
  5. The acceptance of The Outcry for production restored the proprietary feeling she once had had about it. ” – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster
  6. 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
  7. “ 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
  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 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
  10. 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

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