Archers listeners are by far the most proprietorial of all soap-opera fans.
She could follow his fortunes—she could openly be his friend—she felt a kind of claim on him and proprietorial right over him.
He cared for her not at all; he was sure she cared for him only in the proprietorial sense.
She assumed a proprietorial air toward Jack Glover, which unaccountably annoyed Lydia.
"Mrs. Bassett," he said softly, lingering on the proprietorial term.
The door was opened by Mr. Wilkins in person, who anticipated the turning of the proprietorial latch-key.
When they reached the farmhouse Hood drew out a key and opened the front door with a proprietorial air.
The learned professions, especially the Church, are represented as well as the State or capital in these proprietorial bodies.
He looked up the street, down the street, and across the street, smiling all the time—a proprietorial sort of smile.
The smile which this outburst of proprietorial indignation brought to the face of the consul lingered with the Englishman's reply.
1630s, "owner, by royal grant, of an American colony," probably from proprietary (n.) in sense "property owner" (late 15c., see proprietary). In general sense of "one who holds something as property" it is attested from 1640s.