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letters patent

[′led·ərz ′pat·ənt]
(industrial engineering)
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The Ceremony where the First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones applied the Welsh Seal to the Letters Patent was attended by the Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething.
According to the Department for Constitutional Affairs website, city status is a rare mark of distinction granted by the Queen on the advice of ministers and conferred by Letters Patent. It is for the Queen to decide when a competition for city status should be held.
Royal Charters are established when a monarch grants rights or powers to a person or persons and it is issued as letters patent. Royal Proclamations are similar to Royal Charters.
(TSX: PWC, PWC.PR.A, PWC.PR.B, PWC.NT.C) have received letters patent of amalgamation from the Minister of Finance of Canada in respect of the previously announced merger of the two companies, the companies said.
(TSX: PWC) have received letters patent of amalgamation from the Minister of Finance of Canada in respect of the pending merger of the two, the companies said.
1/4-inch (19cm) bottle was decoratedin capitals "By His Majesty's Letters Patent Dr Siblys Solar " (left), and on the other withmotifs of a radiant sun above a heraldic shield and the words "Morte Tam Vita" (In death as in life).
The Origins of Intellectual Property Intellectual property rights have been recognized for many centuries in Europe, such as in England, where "letters patent" were issued to inventors as early as 1331.
In 1834, in authorising the colonisation of South Australia, the British Colonial Office issued Letters Patent specifying its policy of conduct to safeguard the rights of the Aboriginal inhabitants of lands in which nascent colonies were proposed or had been established.
With a few companions recruited initially in France and later in the colony she created a half dozen small schools, and in 1671 was able to obtain royal letters patent granting her association legal recognition.
The Queen is Canada's Head of State, but the duty of commander-in-chief was conferred on the governor general, her representative (as per the Letters Patent Constituting the Office of Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada (1947)) --hence the reason he/she wears a military uniform and not the Queen.
The title of Lord Mayor was granted to the city as Letters Patent by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on June 3 1953.