Meaning of “patent defect” in the English Dictionary


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patent defectnoun [ C ]

uk us 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.

(Definition of “patent defect” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)