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intellectual property

noun

law : something (such as an idea, invention, or process) that comes from a person's mind

Full Definition of INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

:  property (as an idea, invention, or process) that derives from the work of the mind or intellect; also :  an application, right, or registration relating to this

Examples of INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  1. Any song that you write is your intellectual property.

First Known Use of INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

circa 1808

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

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