[pat-n-ter, pat-n-tawr or, esp. British, peyt-, peyt-] /ˈpæt n tər, ˌpæt nˈtɔr or, esp. British, ˈpeɪt-, ˌpeɪt-/

a person or official agency that grants .
/ˌpeɪtənˈtɔː; ˌpæ-/
a person who or official body that grants a patent or patents


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