Part of speech:
Concerning a product for which a patent has been obtained
A document granting a patent for an invention.
To ensure the safety or integrity of; protect or preserve:
Protected or conferred by a patent or letters patent:
(--- Chiefly Brit.) Designating a company in which the liability of its shareholders is similarly restricted
(Figuratively) Referring to a membership organisation, service or product: of high quality and/or reknown, for superior members only. A snobbish usage, suggesting that members who do not meet requirements, which may be financial, of celebrity, religion, skin colour etc., are excluded.
Easily perceived or understood; obvious.
Ready to transact business:
Discerning or perceiving easily; keen:
An exclusive right established by patent, esp. the right to an invention
The act of protecting.
(--- Cdn.) A government grant of land forming a subdivision of a township
A device used to adjust or control
A right to enter onto land or property and use it, without any ownership rights being conferred.
The exclusive statutory right of literary (authors, playwrights, poets), musical (composers, musicians), visual (painters, photographers, sculptors), and other artists to control the reproduction, use, and disposition of their work, usually for their lifetime plus seventy years. The Copyright Act of 1976 governs most copyrights in the United States. See also copy and fair use.
Privilege is a right or advantage that you have others may not have.
The document or provision in a document by which a grant is made.
A written grant from the sovereign power of a country conferring certain rights and privileges on a person, a corporation, or the people:
The establishment of a corporation, including the granting of certain privileges such as exemption from individual liability for the acts of the corporation.
To make secure (in all the above senses).
To confine or restrict with a limit:
To refuse to admit, consider, include, etc.; shut out; keep from entering, happening, or being; reject; bar
To enter in an official register.
Not subject to a given condition; exempt:
Not under control, discipline, or governance.
(Obs.) Being in the way
A list of railroad cars according to owner and location.
A broad level expanse, as a part of the sea floor or a lunar mare.
Plain and clear; obvious:
Not ambiguous; clear and obvious:
Absolutely clear; pellucid:
Worth noticing; significant
Possible to observe:
Strongly marked; distinct:
On hand or available
Easily seen through due to a lack of subtlety
The granting of a right or authority by the federal government; the document granting that right or authority; an exclusive right to make, use, or sell an invention granted to the inventor of a unique device or process for a specified period of time (usually 20 years). See new and useful.
To put a trademark on (a product)
The definition of hidden is concealed.
produced or sold as a proprietary product
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