One who has legal title to something; an owner.(noun)
One who owns or owns and manages a business or other such establishment.(noun)
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Use "proprietor" in a sentence
"There are many comfortable-looking large houses, generally built according to the customs of the country whereof the proprietor is a native."
"The Happy Trails proprietor is a huge Frank Zappa fan, his windows are a testament to his love ♥ This place is also linked in history to our local Stairway Denied — Zeppelin tribute band — and the Alchemist, our local independent infozine."
"For National Poetry Month (April, to civilians), GottaBook's proprietor is promising new work by some of the finest kids 'poets in the land."