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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishproprietorialpro‧pri‧e‧to‧ri‧al /prəˌpraɪəˈtɔːriəl/ adjective  behaving or feeling as if you own something or someoneproprietorial about She felt proprietorial about the valley.proprietorially adverb
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proprietorialHis stare was uncompromising, almost proprietorial.It was a lazy, almost careless gesture; only Caroline knew that the pressure of his hand was remorseless and proprietorial.One proprietorial hand was laid, light as a priestly blessing, on an old-fashioned microscope in gleaming brass.In recent years, the evidence for proprietorial interference has become even more weighty.However, it is unlikely that such proprietorial power will be exercised without reference to commercial considerations or marketing considerations.I walked up Fernhill Rise with a feeling of proprietorial pride.Paula looked every inch a model these days, Arlene thought with a touch of proprietorial pride.Goats chewed the shadows of the rock and gazed with proprietorial sarcasm and planted themselves in my path to watch me hesitate.
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