That heritage is probably just as auspicious as is proprietorship of The Tonight Show.
This is not the first time Hannah has assumed a tone of proprietorship in my little establishment.
At first the contest concerns the proprietorship of the soil.
The bishop's little daughter had assumed the proprietorship of the doctor.
“He seemed to have an air of proprietorship,” he said jealously.
No other relationship could account for that tone of proprietorship, and there was no physical resemblance between the two.
To restore the value of this he must surrender its proprietorship.
We all know the comfortable sense of proprietorship which we experience after a few days' sojourn at a summer hotel.
We came back to the Homestead now with a full sense of our proprietorship.
But Lackland shrugged his shoulders, and declined the burden of proprietorship.
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.