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intellectual property

noun
1.
Law. property that results from original creative thought, as patents, copyright material, and trademarks.
Origin of intellectual property
1840-1845
1840-45, Americanism
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  • I teach a couple of her decisions in my intellectual-property courses, because they are scholarly, clear, and fair-minded.

British Dictionary definitions for intellectual-property

intellectual property

noun
1.
an intangible asset, such as a copyright or patent
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