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Proprietor or new director? (5)

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I believe the answer is:

owner

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'proprietor' is the definition.
(synonyms)

'or new director?' is the wordplay.
'or new' anagrams to 'OWNER'.
However, I am not sure how this is indicated.

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(Other definitions for owner that I've seen before include "Holder, possessor", "One who possesses", "Title-holder", "Possessor, proprietor", "The one in lawful possession".)

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