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patentor

[ pat-n-ter, pat-n-tawr or, especially British, peyt-, peyt- ]
/ ˈpæt n tər, ˌpæt nˈtɔr or, especially British, ˈpeɪt-, ˌpeɪt- /
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noun
a person or official agency that grants patents.
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Origin of patentor

First recorded in 1885–90; patent + -or2
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British Dictionary definitions for patentor

patentor
/ (ˌpeɪtənˈtɔː, ˌpæ-) /

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