Usage examples for proprietary

  1. 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Connecticut and Rhode Island, had carefully remodelled their governments, and in the performance of this work had withdrawn many of their ablest statesmen from the Continental Congress; but except for the expulsion of the royal and proprietary governors, the work had in no instance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
  2. She spoke as if she held proprietary rights in Lady Susan. – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler
  3. 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
  4. " 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. The payment affects the proprietary title, but not the usufruct. – To Cuba and Back by Richard Henry Dana
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 8. In 1681 Pennsylvania was granted to William Penn as a proprietary colony. – A Brief History of the United States by John Bach McMaster
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. The acceptance of The Outcry for production restored the proprietary feeling she once had had about it. – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster