letter patent

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letter patent (plural letters patent)

  1. 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.

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The term is typically used in the plural form, even for a single document.

Last modified on 8 October 2013, at 05:05