pat·​en·​tor ˈpa-tᵊn-tər How to pronounce patentor (audio)
 British also  ˈpā-,
ˌpā- How to pronounce patentor (audio)
: one that grants a patent

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of patentor was circa 1890

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Cite this Entry

“Patentor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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