letters patent meaning

WLetters patent
  • Letters patent are a type of legal instrument in the form of a published written order issued by a monarch or president, generally granting an office, right, monopoly, title, or status to a person or corporation.
  • They are called "letters" (plural) from their Latin name litterae patentes, used by medieval and later scribes when the documents were written in Latin,
  • Letters patent can be used for the creation of corporations or government offices, or for the granting of city status or a coat of arms.
  • The opposite of letters patent are letters close (Latin: litterae clausae), which are personal in nature and sealed so that only the recipient can read their contents.
letters patent
letters patent
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Pluralia tantum

    Other Vocabulary

    Look-Alike Words
    1. en letter patent
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    5. fr lettreraient
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    Meaning of letters patent for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this idiom "letters patent" is a noun, more specifically, a pluralia tantum.
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