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plural noun Law.
a written or printed instrument issued by a sovereign power, conferring upon a patentee some right, as the exclusive right to land or the exclusive right to make, use, and sell an invention for a limited time.
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Origin of letters patent

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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