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Non-proprietary



[pruh-prahy-i-ter-ee] /prəˈpraɪ ɪˌtɛr i/

adjective
1.
belonging to a .
2.
being a ; holding property:
the proprietary class.
3.
pertaining to property or :
proprietary wealth.
4.
belonging or controlled as property.
5.
manufactured and sold only by the owner of the patent, formula, brand name, or trademark associated with the product:
proprietary medicine.
6.
privately owned and operated for profit:
proprietary hospitals.
noun, plural proprietaries.
7.
an owner or .
8.
a body of .
9.
American History. the grantee or owner, or one of the grantees or owners, of a .
10.
.
11.
something owned, especially real estate.
12.
a proprietary medicine.
13.
Also called proprietary school. a school organized as a profit-making venture primarily to teach vocational skills or self-improvement techniques.
/prəˈpraɪɪtərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to property or proprietors
2.
privately owned and controlled
3.
(med) of or denoting a drug or agent manufactured and distributed under a trade name Compare ethical (sense 3)
noun (pl) -taries
4.
(med) a proprietary drug or agent
5.
a proprietor or proprietors collectively
6.

7.
Also called lord proprietary. (in Colonial America) an owner, governor, or grantee of a proprietary colony
adj.

mid-15c., “possessing worldly goods in excess of a cleric’s needs,” from Medieval Latin proprietarius “owner of property,” noun use of Late Latin adjective proprietarius “of a property holder,” from Latin proprietas “owner” (see property). Meaning “held in private ownership” is first attested 1580s. The word was used earlier in English as a noun meaning “proprietor,” also “worldly person” (c.1400), from a noun use in French and Medieval Latin.

proprietary pro·pri·e·tar·y (prə-prī’ĭ-těr’ē)
adj.

n.
A proprietary medicine.

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