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Origin of letters patent
Words nearby letters patent
Example sentences from the Web for letters patent
There was nothing to do but pawn his precious first machine and the letters-patent.Famous Days in the Century of Invention|Gertrude L. Stone
The estate of La Bastie was entailed by letters-patent issued about the end of April.Modeste Mignon|Honore de Balzac
Later, and more especially in connection with his letters-patent, I had the pleasure of doing my host some service.The Lily of the Valley|Honore de Balzac
For the alum-work at Commotau in Bohemia, the first letters-patent were granted in 1558.
The Company, subsequently known and chartered as the Clothworkers, was first incorporated by letters-patent of Edw.The Story of London|Henry B. Wheatley