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English adjective: proprietary

1. proprietary protected by trademark or patent or copyright; made or produced or distributed by one having exclusive rights


Samples`Tylenol' is a proprietary drug of which `acetaminophen' is the generic form.


Similarbranded, copyrighted, patented, trademarked


Antonymsnonproprietary


English noun: proprietary

1. proprietary (possession) an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits


Synonymsproprietorship


Broader (hypernym)ownership









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