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proprietress

[pruh-prahy-i-tris] /prəˈpraɪ ɪ trɪs/
noun
1.
a woman who owns a business establishment.
2.
a woman who has the exclusive right or title to something.
Origin of proprietress
1685-1695
1685-95; propriet(o)r + -ess
Usage note
See -ess.
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