Patent in a sentence

The word "patent" in a example sentences. Learn the definition of patent and how to use it in a sentence.

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Definition of Patent

  • Open; expanded; evident; apparent; unconcealed; manifest; public; conspicuous.
  • Open to public perusal; -- said of a document conferring some right or privilege; as, letters patent. See Letters patent, under 3d Letter.
  • Appropriated or protected by letters patent; secured by official authority to the exclusive possession, control, and disposal of some person or party; patented; as, a patent right; patent medicines.
  • Spreading; forming a nearly right angle with the steam or branch; as, a patent leaf.
  • A letter patent, or letters patent; an official document, issued by a sovereign power, conferring a right or privilege on some person or party.
  • A writing securing to an invention.
  • A document making a grant and conveyance of public lands.
  • The right or privilege conferred by such a document; hence, figuratively, a right, privilege, or license of the nature of a patent.
  • To grant by patent; to make the subject of a patent; to secure or protect by patent; as, to patent an invention; to patent public lands.
  • a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention
  • an official document granting a right or privilege
  • make open to sight or notice
  • obtain a patent for
  • grant rights to; grant a patent for

How to use patent in a sentence. Patent pronunciation.

Of course, or you wouldn't be talking the English language-though I've heard they talk it better in Boston than they do in England, and in Chicago they're making new English every day and improving on the patent.
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In a few minutes he was telling me he'd dropped more than a thousand on a patent that was out of date before it got fairly going.
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Another patent two years later set the line at the 29 degree, but that availed nothing as it included the northern part of Florida, where the Spanish were already settled in considerable numbers.
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A new power of attorney was at once sent, and on September 7th, 1762, royal patents were issued to Nitschmann and Spangenberg, for the Town Lots and Farm Lots above mentioned.
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This is, or ought to be, patent to any one who will compare the style of the Apostles and Evangelists with that of the monkish hagiologists.
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Here and there a well-known actor passed, elaborately unconscious of the attention he excited: sometimes he wore patent leather boots, a coat with an astrakhan collar, and carried a silver-knobbed stick; and sometimes, looking as though he had come from a day's shooting, he strolled in knickerbockers, and ulster of Harris tweed, and a tweed hat on the back of his head.
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Indeed, to be able to see the thing smartly was an entry into community with the elect of the district; and when the roaring ceased and the thing was examined, astonishment at the cleverness of it, and the wonderful shallowness of the seeming deep hole, and the unexhausted bang it had to go off like a patent cracker, fetched it out for telling over again; and up went the roar, and up it went at home and in stable-yards, and at the net puffing of churchwardens on a summer's bench, or in a cricket-booth after a feast, or round the old inn's taproom fine.
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When they entered the drug store-it also sold, according to its sign, "Cigars, soda, ice-cream, patent medicines, candy, knick-knacks, chewing gum, souvenirs and notions"-the sextette of which Helen Kendall made one was just leaving.
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PANSY TRADE-MARK Registered in U.S. Patent Office.
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Having thus established my patent of vagrancy, and my license for picking and choosing, I choose out these three articles to toy with:-first, Bibliolatry; second, Development applied to the Bible and Christianity; third, Philology, as the particular resource against false philosophy, relied on by _Phil.
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Think of Sir Roger de Melville-and a patent medicine advertisement!
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I am not going to have the name of Melville dragged all over the country in a patent medicine advertisement.
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There was nothing to be learned there, except the very patent fact that the machine bad been abandoned for some reason.
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The last time I heard it, it was being mauled by a feenominon, who had a patent pianny-playin' wooden arm on one side, and it sounded like a day's work in a boiler factory at one end and a bad smash in a glass pantry at the other.
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A person calling himself Baron von Rinken, a subject and an agent of one of the many Princes of Hohenlohe, according to his own assertion, arrived here with real letters and patents of knighthood, which he offered for sale for three hundred livres.
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He asked Dixon's recommendation of a certain patent headache medicine.
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I turned quickly on him and deliberately trod on the man's patent leather shoe.
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Twice I have applied to the patent office for a patent on my invention.
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Such were the more patent attributes of a character that, ominous as it was, yet interested me, and yet appeared to me to be redeemable,-nay, to have in it the rude elements of a certain greatness.
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How is the whole history of this Word to be interpreted, so as to bear, in all its accidents of time, and place, and circumstance, a patent reference to the substantive idea that has been symbolized?
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Examples of Patent

Example #1
If Chicago can't have the newest thing, she won't have anything.
Example #2
But I never saw Quakers anywhere else, and I meant the tribe and not the tent.
Example #3
That fifteen hundred 'll bring him in more business than he's had for ten years past.
Example #4
And it'll be to his advantage, mind you.
Example #5
No other nation questioned the English claim to the sea-board as far as the 31 degree, which was well south of the Altamaha, but the Spanish greatly resented the settlements in Carolina, as encroaching on their territory, though successive treaties between the two Governments had virtually acknowledged the English rights.
Example #6
The English asserted that through the Cabots they had a right to the greater part of North America, and a grant to the Lords Proprietors of Carolina, in 1663, named the 31 degree of latitude as the southern boundary.