The difference between Owner and Proprietor

When used as nouns, owner means one who owns something, whereas proprietor means an owner.

check bellow for the other definitions of Owner and Proprietor

  1. Owner as a noun:

    One who owns something.


    "The police recovered the stolen car and returned it to its owner."

  2. Owner as a noun (nautical, slang):

    The captain of a ship.

  1. Proprietor as a noun:

    An owner.

  2. Proprietor as a noun:

    A sole owner of an unincorporated business, also called a sole proprietor.

  3. Proprietor as a noun:

    One of the owners of an unincorporated business, a partner.

  4. Proprietor as a noun (history):

    One or more persons to whom a colonial territory is assigned, like a fief, including its administration.


    "From 10 September 1621 till 12 June 1632, Sir William Alexander, styled Earl of Stirling and Viscount of Canada, was proprietor of the Scottish colony Nova Scotia."

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