letters patent love

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural A document granting a patent for an invention.

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  • noun law, plurale tantum A type of legal document which is an open letter issued by an authority granting a right, monopoly, title, or status to a person or organization.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an official document granting a right or privilege

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