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patentee a person or other entity that has been granted a patent.
patent leather leather that is treated in a formerly patented process to achieve a hard, glossy, usu. black finish.
patent medicine a medical preparation that is protected by a trademark and that may be purchased without a prescription.
patent office in the U.S. government, an agency of the Department of Commerce that administers the patent and trademark laws; Patent and Trademark Office.
patentor the issuer of a patent.
patent right an exclusive right conferred by a patent, esp. to manufacture and sell an invention.
paterfamilias the male head of a family or household, esp. the father.
paternal of, concerning, or typical of a father. [3 definitions]
paternalism the practice or policy of controlling or managing people in a nation, corporation, school, or the like in a paternal manner, by taking care of their needs but giving them virtually no responsibility.
paternity the fact or state of being a father; fatherhood. [4 definitions]
paternoster the Lord's Prayer, esp. when said in Latin. [2 definitions]
path a track beaten by the feet of people or animals. [4 definitions]
pathetic arousing feelings of pity, sorrow, or tender concern. [2 definitions]
pathetic fallacy the attribution of human characteristics to inanimate objects, a technique esp. used in literature as in the sentence, "The angry waves pounded the beach".
pathfinder one who finds or makes a path or way, usu. through unexplored areas.
-pathic feeling or suffering in (such) a way or as a result of (such) a condition. [2 definitions]
pathless combined form of path.
patho- suffering; disease.
pathogen any organism that causes disease, such as a bacterium or virus.
pathogenesis the forming or development of disease.
pathogenic producing or being capable of causing disease. [2 definitions]