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Webster's Dictionary

Patent

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(1):

(a.) A document making a grant and conveyance of public lands.

(2):

(a.) A writing securing to an invention.

(3):

(a.) Open; expanded; evident; apparent; unconcealed; manifest; public; conspicuous.

(4):

(a.) Appropriated or protected by letters patent; secured by official authority to the exclusive possession, control, and disposal of some person or party; patented; as, a patent right; patent medicines.

(5):

(a.) Spreading; forming a nearly right angle with the steam or branch; as, a patent leaf.

(6):

(a.) A letter patent, or letters patent; an official document, issued by a sovereign power, conferring a right or privilege on some person or party.

(7):

(v. t.) 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.

(8):

(a.) Open to public perusal; - said of a document conferring some right or privilege; as, letters patent. See Letters patent, under 3d Letter.

(9):

(a.) The right or privilege conferred by such a document; hence, figuratively, a right, privilege, or license of the nature of a patent.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Patent'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/p/patent.html. 1828.

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