- proprietary colony,
- proprietary hospital,
- proprietary medicine,
- proprietary name,
- proprio motu
Origin of proprietor
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
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.