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Patent Rolls

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Letters patent collected together on parchment rolls. Each roll is a year, though in some cases the roll is subdivided into two or more parts. Each sheet of parchment is numbered, and called a membrane: for example, the 8th or any other sheet, say of the 10th year of Henry III., is cited thus: “Pat. 10, Hen. III., m. 8.” If the document is on the back of the roll it is called dorso, and “d” is added to the citation.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Passy-measure or Passing-measure
Passy-measure Pavin
Pasteboard
Paston Letters
Pastorale of Pope Gregory
Patavinity
Patch
Patch (To)
Patelin
Patelinage
Patent Rolls
Pater Noster
Pater Patrum
Paternoster Row (London)
Pathfinder
Patience cry the Lepers
Patient (The)
Patient Grisel
Patin
Patina
Patmos (My)