|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
|proprietary (prəˈpraɪɪtərɪ, -trɪ)|
|1.||of, relating to, or belonging to property or proprietors|
|2.||privately owned and controlled|
|3.||med Compare ethical of or denoting a drug or agent manufactured and distributed under a trade name|
|—n , -taries|
|4.||med a proprietary drug or agent|
|5.||a proprietor or proprietors collectively|
|6.||a. right to property|
|b. property owned|
|7.||Also called: lord proprietary (in Colonial America) an owner, governor, or grantee of a proprietary colony|
|[C15: from Late Latin proprietārius an owner, from proprius one's own]|
proprietary pro·pri·e·tar·y (prə-prī'ĭ-těr'ē)
Exclusively owned, as of a hospital.
Owned by an individual or corporation under a trademark or patent, as of a drug.