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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Ownership of business, establishment, or real property.

Usage examples (36)
  • Successful proprietorship requires a knowledge of the business inside and out.
  • And no market has a more developed sense of entitled proprietorship over their purchases than video-game nerds.
  • 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.
  • 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... for more
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