[pat-n-ter, pat-n-tawr or, esp. British, peyt-, peyt-]
a person or official agency that grants patents.
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- patent right,
- patent rolls,
- patent still,
- pater patriae,
- pater, walter horatio,
Origin of patentor
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a person who or official body that grants a patent or patents
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