French translation of 'patent'
brevet m (d’invention)
a patent for sth un brevet pour qch
to be patented [invention] être breveté(e)
[lie, nonsense] patent(e) ⧫ manifeste
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I wore my blue knee socks and my black patent leather party shoes.RANDOM ACTS OF SENSELESS VIOLENCE (2002)
Beneath his pewter grey super lightweight suit his black shoes shone with a better shine than patent leather.INSTRUMENTS OF DARKNESS (2002)
She was wearing a short, white, belted raincoat, black stockings and black, patent leather, high-heeled shoes.ABSOLUTE TRUTHS (2002)
And patent costs and studio rentals are increasing all the time.THE IMAGE OF LAURA (2002)
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British English: patent NOUN
A patent is an official right to be the only person or company allowed to make or sell a new product for a certain period of time.
The company applied for a patent on its cookies.
British English: patent VERB
If you patent something, you obtain a patent for it.
He patented the idea that the atom could be split.
Translation of patent from the Collins English to French Dictionary