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Patent Rolls

plural noun
1.
(in Britain) the register of patents issued
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  • This account of friar Clyn is borne out by one or two documents on the patent rolls.

    The Great Pestilence (A.D. 1348-9) Francis Aidan Gasquet
  • Bains authoritative reply is that, as a rule, the writs were always enrolled, and the patent rolls of the time are not defective.

    The Bruce John Barbour

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