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letters patent

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

pl n
(Law) See patent6
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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
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letters patent

nplbrevetto di invenzione
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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.
This is not automatic, and requires letters patent from the Monarch to happen," Martin explained.
The centuries-old custom of the Investiture involved the Secretary of State of Wales reading the Letters Patent in Welsh, while the Queen bestowed upon Charles five pieces of insignia: a sword, coronet, ring, the gold rod, and the kingly mantle.
"In this instance, the baby wasn't eligible for a princely title due to the 1917 Letters Patent," Arbiter explained.
The Queen stepped in ahead of George's birth to issue a Letters Patent to ensure all the Cambridges' children would have fitting titles, but that was done well ahead of time and this royal baby is much further down the line of succession.
20, 1917 letters patent, King George V restricted the title of Prince or Princess and Royal Highness to children of a sovereign, the children of the sovereign's son, and the eldest living son of the eldest son of a Prince of Wales.
Illuminated royal letters patent of Mary I, Flintshire Record Office This is an illuminated royal letters patent of Mary I, signed above the initial letter: "Marye the quene", and dated May 9, 1554.
Even so, he granted us a Royal Charter (Letters Patent) in 1207, thus establishing our port.