patent ambiguity

noun

patent am·​bi·​gu·​i·​ty
-ˌam-bə-ˈgyü-ə-tē
: 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 16 Apr. 2024.

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