Related formspro·pri·e·to·ri·al [pruh-prahy-i-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /prəˌpraɪ ɪˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/, adjectivepro·pri·e·to·ri·al·ly, adverbpro·pri·e·tor·ship, nounnon·pro·pri·e·tor, noun
Examples from the Web for proprietorial
Archers listeners are by far the most proprietorial of all soap-opera fans.America, Presenting Your New Addiction: ‘The Archers’|Tim Teeman|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She assumed a proprietorial air toward Jack Glover, which unaccountably annoyed Lydia.The Angel of Terror|Edgar Wallace
The door was opened by Mr. Wilkins in person, who anticipated the turning of the proprietorial latch-key.
He spoke with a proprietorial air as one might of a household pet, pronouncing the name of his city Louie.The Rosie World|Parker Fillmore
He looked up the street, down the street, and across the street, smiling all the time—a proprietorial sort of smile.Recollections|David Christie Murray
She could follow his fortunes—she could openly be his friend—she felt a kind of claim on him and proprietorial right over him.The Dictator|Justin McCarthy