Dan [Aykroyd] is the proprietor... He would love to go forward [with the project] because he still loves it.
Seyed, the proprietor, tells us that there is always a way to keep the police quiet.
proprietor Ruben Nogales, 71, grew up in Ajo and watched its decline.
1630s, "owner, by royal grant, of an American colony," probably from proprietary (n.) in sense "property owner" (late 15c., see proprietary). In general sense of "one who holds something as property" it is attested from 1640s.