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Definition of Patent
PatentPatent Pat"ent, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Patented; p. pr. & vb.
To grant by patent; to make the subject of a patent; to
secure or protect by patent; as, to patent an invention; to
patent public lands. PatentPatent Pat"ent, n. [Cf. F. patente. See Patent, a.]
1. A letter patent, or letters patent; an official document,
issued by a sovereign power, conferring a right or
privilege on some person or party. Specifically:
(a) A writing securing to an invention.
(b) A document making a grant and conveyance of public
Four other gentlemen of quality remained
mentioned in that patent. --Fuller.
Note: In the United States, by the act of 1870, patents for
inventions are issued for seventeen years, without the
privilege of renewal except by act of Congress.
2. The right or privilege conferred by such a document;
hence, figuratively, a right, privilege, or license of the
nature of a patent.
If you are so fond over her iniquity, give her
patent to offend. --Shak.
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