[pruh-prahy-i-ter-ee] /prəˈpraɪ ɪˌtɛr i/
belonging to a .
being a ; holding property:
the proprietary class.
pertaining to property or :
belonging or controlled as property.
manufactured and sold only by the owner of the patent, formula, brand name, or trademark associated with the product:
privately owned and operated for profit:
noun, plural proprietaries.
an owner or .
a body of .
American History. the grantee or owner, or one of the grantees or owners, of a .
something owned, especially real estate.
a proprietary medicine.
Also called proprietary school. a school organized as a profit-making venture primarily to teach vocational skills or self-improvement techniques.
of, relating to, or belonging to property or proprietors
privately owned and controlled
(med) of or denoting a drug or agent manufactured and distributed under a trade name Compare ethical (sense 3)
noun (pl) -taries
(med) a proprietary drug or agent
a proprietor or proprietors collectively
Also called lord proprietary. (in Colonial America) an owner, governor, or grantee of a proprietary colony
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)
A proprietary medicine.
- Nonproprietary name
nonproprietary name non·pro·pri·e·tary name (nŏn’prə-prī’ĭ-těr’ē) n. A short name of a chemical, drug, or other substance not subject to trademark rights but recognized by government agencies and other organizations.
[non-pros] /ˌnɒnˈprɒs/ verb (used with object), non-prossed, non-prossing. Law. 1. to adjudge (a plaintiff) in default. 1. non prosequitur. /ˌnɒnˈprɒs/ noun 1. short for non prosequitur verb -prosses, -prossing, -prossed 2. (transitive) to enter a judgment of non prosequitur against (a plaintiff) abbreviation 1. non prosequitur Latin non prosequitur (he or she does not follow […]
[non proh-sek-wi-ter] /ˌnɒn proʊˈsɛk wɪ tər/ noun, Law. 1. a judgment entered against the plaintiff in a suit when the plaintiff does not appear in court to prosecute it. /ˈnɒn prəʊˈsɛkwɪtə/ noun 1. (law) (formerly) a judgment in favour of a defendant when the plaintiff failed to take the necessary steps in an action within […]
[pros-pekt] /ˈprɒs pɛkt/ noun 1. Usually, prospects. 2. anticipation; expectation; a looking forward. 3. something in view as a source of profit. 4. a potential or likely customer, client, etc. 5. a potential or likely candidate. 6. a view, especially of scenery; scene. 7. outlook or view over a region or in a particular direction. […]