patent ambiguity

noun
patent am·​bi·​gu·​i·​ty | \ -ˌam-bə-ˈgyü-ə-tē \

Legal Definition of patent ambiguity

: an ambiguity in a legal document (as a contract or will) that is apparent on the face of the document and arises from inconsistent or uncertain language — compare latent ambiguity

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“Patent ambiguity.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/patent%20ambiguity. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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