proprietress

[pruh-prahy-i-tris]
noun
1.
a woman who owns a business establishment.
2.
a woman who has the exclusive right or title to something.

Origin:
1685–95; propriet(o)r + -ess


See -ess.
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proprietor (prəˈpraɪətə)
 
n
1.  an owner of an unincorporated business enterprise
2.  a person enjoying exclusive right of ownership to some property
3.  (US) history a governor or body of governors of a proprietary colony
 
pro'prietorship
 
n
 
proprietorial
 
adj
 
pro'prietress
 
fem n
 
pro'prietrix
 
fem n

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The proprietress investigates all patients before she takes them.
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