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proprietary

pro·pri·e·tar·y

proprietary

 
pronunciation:
pr praI teI ri
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, pertaining to, or suitable to a proprietor.
definition 2: of or pertaining to property or ownership.
The author retained proprietary rights to the film and book.
definition 3: owned and operated, produced, or sold only by a private individual or business enterprise.
a proprietary clinic
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: proprietaries
definition 1: a proprietor or group of proprietors.
similar words:
proprietor
definition 2: the owning of property; ownership.
definition 3: property owned, such as real estate or a drug that is under a patent or trademark.
derivation: proprietarily (adv.)