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letters patent

pl.n.
A document granting a patent for an invention.

letters patent

pl n
(Law) See patent6

let′ters pat′ent


n.pl.
an instrument issued by a government conferring a right upon a patentee, esp. an exclusive right to make and sell an invention.
[1350–1400]
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Noun1.letters patent - an official document granting a right or privilege
legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument - (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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letters patent

plPatent (→ urkunde f) nt

letters patent

nplbrevetto di invenzione
References in classic literature ?
The grants of land, made either by the crown or the state, were but letters patent under the great seal, and the term “patent” is usually applied to any district of extent thus conceded; though under the crown’, manorial rights being often granted with the soil, in the older counties the word “manor” is frequently used.
Who, I say again, was the fool that knows not that there are no letters patent of nobility that confer such privileges or exemptions as a knight-errant acquires the day he is dubbed a knight, and devotes himself to the arduous calling of chivalry?
It had been "granted to him for safekeeping," as the letters patent said; and certainly he kept it well.
In 1958, Queen Elizabeth declared in Letters Patent that Prince Charles and his heirs and successors should become Head.
According to the Department for Constitutional Affairs website, city status is a rare mark of distinction granted by the Queen on the advice of ministers and conferred by Letters Patent.
A Bill receives Royal Assent when Letters Patent under the Welsh Seal signed with Her Majestys hand signifying her Assent are notified to the Clerk of the Assembly.
The National Archives of the United Kingdom defines Royal Charters and Letters Patent as "grants which were issued under the Great Seal" that "cover a huge diversity of subjects, including grants of official positions, lands, commissions, privileges and pardons".
C) have received letters patent of amalgamation from the Minister of Finance of Canada in respect of the previously announced merger of the two companies, the companies said.
TSX: PWC) have received letters patent of amalgamation from the Minister of Finance of Canada in respect of the pending merger of the two, the companies said.
1/4-inch (19cm) bottle was decoratedin capitals "By His Majesty's Letters Patent Dr Siblys Solar " (left), and on the other withmotifs of a radiant sun above a heraldic shield and the words "Morte Tam Vita" (In death as in life).
In 1834, in authorising the colonisation of South Australia, the British Colonial Office issued Letters Patent specifying its policy of conduct to safeguard the rights of the Aboriginal inhabitants of lands in which nascent colonies were proposed or had been established.
With a few companions recruited initially in France and later in the colony she created a half dozen small schools, and in 1671 was able to obtain royal letters patent granting her association legal recognition.