patentor

[pat-n-ter, pat-n-tawr or, esp. British, peyt-, peyt-]

noun

a person or official agency that grants patents.

Nearby words

  1. patent right,
  2. patent rolls,
  3. patent still,
  4. patentee,
  5. patently,
  6. pater,
  7. pater patriae,
  8. pater, walter horatio,
  9. paterfamilias,
  10. paternal

Origin of patentor

First recorded in 1885–90; patent + -or2

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British Dictionary definitions for patentor

patentor

noun

a person who or official body that grants a patent or patents
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