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 Meanings and Examples of PROPRIETORSHIP
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 n.  an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits
Classic Sentence:
1  Once more, he took me by both hands and surveyed me with an air of admiring proprietorship: smoking with great complacency all the while.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XL
2  The remark was uttered with a little air of proprietorship not lost on its object, who concealed a faint blush of annoyance by stooping to pick up the book he had dropped at Lily's approach.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
Example Sentence:
1  From a legal viewpoint, there are three common types of businesses: sole proprietorship, partnership and corporation.