serial rights

plural noun

: a right created by a copyright to publish a manuscript or artistic work or production separately as a serial in a periodical

Word History


serial entry 2

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of serial rights was in 1879

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“Serial rights.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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