In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(rights) de propietario
2(attitude/manner) de amo y señorhe came into the office with a proprietorial air — entró en la oficina con aires de amo y señor del lugar
- This pretty particularness might seem an affectation, but he says he was like that as a kid, when to set himself apart from his brother he would claim proprietorial rights to food and TV programmes.
- He looks what he claims to be, her friend, confidant and protector, a smiling, slightly proprietorial figure.
- You can understand children of the 1960s being proprietorial about rock.
- Normally he was there on the left as you go in, on a kind of proprietorial plinth.
- Ministers often feel proprietorial about their departments.
- It has been free from proprietorial interference for nearly 10 years now.
- Certainly a lot of blogging is a form of journalism but without the commercial, editorial or proprietorial pressures.
- All went swimmingly at first, and I had that warm, faintly proprietorial glow that goes with introducing friends to somewhere that you feel has been your own brilliant discovery.
- Another option might be to create an editorial board with real legal safeguards against proprietorial dismissal.
- They feel proprietorial, as though the Big Apple were theirs to consume.
- The internet, the most effective means yet discovered for sharing proprietorial information, redefines the concept of copyright beyond anything the law can keep up with.
- One possibility is that people feel different about photos than they do with playlists and music - more proprietorial, more nervous of sharing.
- Road rage is a telling example; that's just people becoming proprietorial about something they should share.
- Some quite inquisitive - and even proprietorial - individuals came close, begging for food and carefully observing us whilst we worked in the water.
- Can I write your story into a film and leach you of any kind of proprietorial rights?
- It's a caper through London's East End in the company of four blokes with a proprietorial interest in a boozer, which acts as the control centre for their dodgy enterprises.
- Will they allow us to continue editing and producing this paper without proprietorial interference?
- ‘Just look at these mountains,’ he says, with all the proprietorial pride of a man who feels he is monarch of all he surveys.
- I am not proprietorial about the idea at all and I urge any of you who like the concept to do the same.
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