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English definition of “patent defect”

patent defect

noun [C]     LAW
a fault in a product, property, or document that could be noticed by careful examination, and is usually noticed before a sale or agreement: The law recognises two types of defects: patent defects, which are obvious ones like broken windows, and latent defects, which are not so immediately obvious. → Compare latent defect
(Definition of patent defect noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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