Associations to the word «Proprietary»


PROPRIETARY, adjective. Of or relating to property or ownership, as proprietary rights.
PROPRIETARY, adjective. Of or relating to the quality of being an owner, as the proprietary class.
PROPRIETARY, adjective. Created or manufactured exclusively by the owner of intellectual property rights, as with a patent or trade secret.
PROPRIETARY, adjective. Nonstandard and used only by one particular organization, as [1].
PROPRIETARY, adjective. Privately owned, as a proprietary lake.
PROPRIETARY, adjective. (of a person) Possessive, jealous, or territorial.
PROPRIETARY, noun. A proprietor or owner.
PROPRIETARY, noun. A body of proprietors, taken collectively.
PROPRIETARY, noun. A monk who had reserved goods and belongings to himself, notwithstanding his renunciation of all at the time of profession.
PROPRIETARY EPONYM, noun. A brand name or trademark of a successful product, that has come into general use to refer to the generic class of objects rather than the specific brand type, without the exclusive rights to said product being lost by the parent company. For example, kleenex is used to describe many types of facial tissue. Compare to genericized trademark.
PROPRIETARY EPONYMS, noun. Plural of proprietary eponym
PROPRIETARY TRADING, noun. (finance) Trading activity conducted by a securities firm for its own profit rather than for its clients.

Dictionary definition

PROPRIETARY, noun. An unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits.
PROPRIETARY, adjective. 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".

Wise words

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy