patent defect
An obvious flaw in a product or a document (such as leaving out the property description in a deed). Compare: latent defect
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Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


patent defect
=>> defect.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

patent defect
n.
   an obvious flaw in a product or a document (such as leaving out the property description in a deed).

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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