Meaning: protected by trademark or patent or copyright; made or produced or distributed by one having exclusive rights; "`Tylenol' is a proprietary drug of which `acetaminophen' is the generic form"
meaning of the word
Meaning: an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits
QUARRELS WITH THE PROPRIETARY GOVERNORS
In the proprietary colonies the proportion of bond servants was very high.
A man beside her drew her hand through his arm in a quiet proprietary fashion.
"Discharge your old workman," says the economist of the proprietary school; "turn off that sick domestic, that toothless and worn-out servant.
Hence the gates of the proprietary colonies were flung wide open. Every inducement was offered to immigrants in the form of cheap land, and special efforts were made to increase the population by importing servants.