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Proprietary

Describing knowledge or another asset that properly belongs to one person or company. Proprietary knowledge and assets are protected and their owner is not required to reveal them. For example, a restaurant that makes the best fried chicken in town cannot be compelled to reveal its recipe as this knowledge gives it a competitive advantage over other restaurants. See also: Trade secret.
References in classic literature ?
And holding the glass with his two hands, he swallowed the medicine at one gulp.
If you allow any to enter, or if you speak a word, then my medicine will not work and the babe will be dead indeed.
Even to Natasha herself it was pleasant to see that so many sacrifices were being made for her sake, and to know that she had to take medicine at certain hours, though she declared that no medicine would cure her and that it was all nonsense.
Darling, "when Nana came in with Michael's medicine.
I want good medicine, better medicine than Mbonga's witch-doctor can make," replied Momaya.
Then medicine does not consider the interest of medicine, but the interest of the body?
What truth have you deduced, I will not say from medicine, which is too foolish a thing, but from astrology?
Mother will beat me, sir, if I go back without the medicine.
Colonel," replied the conductor, "we have telegraphed to Omaha for a train, but it is not likely that it will reach Medicine Bow is less than six hours.
When any chief personage is on his death-bed, or dangerously ill, the medicine men are sent for.
He tells me that taking medicine and groping in the dark mean one and the same thing.
She found that the medicine did really diminish, but it did not occur to her that the boy was mending the health of a crack in the sitting-room floor with it.