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proprietor
used in Gulliver's Travels

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Definition
the owner of a business
  • Otherwise, as avarice is the necessary consequence of old age, those immortals would in time become proprietors of the whole nation, and engross the civil power, which, for want of abilities to manage, must end in the ruin of the public.
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (94% in)
  • He said, "it was common, when two Yahoos discovered such a stone in a field, and were contending which of them should be the proprietor, a third would take the advantage, and carry it away from them both;" which my master would needs contend to have some kind of resemblance with our suits at law; wherein I thought it for our credit not to undeceive him; since the decision he mentioned was much more equitable than many decrees among us; because the plaintiff and defendant there lost...
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (52% in)

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