- A proprietor or owner; one who has exclusive title to a thing; one who possesses, or holds the title to, a thing in his own right.
- A body proprietors, taken collectively.
- [Eccl] A monk who had reserved goods and effects to himself, notwithstanding his renunciation of all at the time of profession.
Etymology: L. proprietarius: cf. F. propriétaire. See Propriety, and cf. Proprietor