plural noun, Law.
a written or printed instrument issued by a sovereign power, conferring upon a patentee some right, as the exclusive right to land or the exclusive right to make, use, and sell an invention for a limited time.
See patent (sense 6)
plural noun, Law. 1. an instrument issued by a court or public official authorizing an executor to take control of and dispose of the estate of a deceased person.
noun 1. unregistered stock sold privately by a company so as not to have a negative effect on the price of its publicly traded stock.
[les-ter] /ˈlɛs tər/ noun 1. a male given name: from the English placename “Leicester.”.
[lest] /lɛst/ conjunction 1. for fear that; so that (one) should not (used negatively to introduce a clause expressive of an action or occurrence requiring caution): He kept his notes by his side lest faulty memory lead him astray. 2. that (used after words expressing fear, danger, etc.): There was danger lest the plan become […]