owner

[oh-ner]
noun
a person who owns; possessor; proprietor.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English; see own, -er1

nonowner, noun
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owner (ˈəʊnə)
 
n
a person who owns; legal possessor

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own
O.E. agen "one's own," lit. "possessed by," from P.Gmc. *aigana- "possessed, owned" (cf. O.S. egan, O.Fris. egin, O.N. eiginn, Du. eigen, Ger. eigen "own"), from pp. of PIE *aik- "to be master of, possess," source of O.E. agan "to have" (see owe).

own
evolved in early M.E. from O.E. geagnian, from root agan "to have, to own" (see own), and in part from own (adj.) (q.v.). It became obsolete after c.1300, but was revived early 17c., in part as a back-formation of owner (mid-14c.), which continued. To own up "make full confession" is from 1853.
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Example sentences for owners
Political affiliations arise from ideological positions of media owners and
  journalists.
It will provide these traits only to owners who will offer lots of activity.
Exploitation which favors the wellbeing of the owners and workers.
In other areas ownership returned to the owners of adjacent land.
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