Proprietor vs Directorship - What's the difference?

proprietor | directorship |

As nouns the difference between proprietor and directorship

is that proprietor is an owner while directorship is the office of a director; a directorate.



(en noun)
  • An owner.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-10, volume=408, issue=8848, magazine=(The Economist), author=Lexington
  • , title= Keeping the mighty honest , passage=The [Washington] Post's proprietor through those turbulent [Watergate] days, Katharine Graham, held a double place in Washington’s hierarchy: at once regal Georgetown hostess and scrappy newshound, ready to hold the establishment to account. That is a very American position. British journalists shun complete respectability, feeling a duty to be ready to savage the mighty, or rummage through their bins.}}
  • A sole owner of an unincorporated business, also called a sole proprietor.
  • One of the owners of an unincorporated business, a partner.
  • (history) One or more persons to whom a colonial territory is assigned, like a fief, including its administration.
  • Derived terms

    * Lord proprietor * proprietorship * sole proprietor


    * entrepreneur

    Coordinate terms

    * partner

    See also

    * appropriate * corporation * proper * property ----




    (en noun)
  • The office of a director; a directorate