@prefix : <http://www.purl.com/net/feudalism#> .
@prefix dc: <http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/> .
@prefix factoid: <http://purl.com/net/factoid#> .
@prefix owl: <http://www.w3.org/2002/07/owl#> .
@prefix owl2xml: <http://www.w3.org/2006/12/owl2-xml#> .
@prefix rdf: <http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#> .
@prefix rdfs: <http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#> .
@prefix skos: <http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#> .
@prefix xml: <http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespace> .
@prefix xsd: <http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#> .
:Letters_patent a owl:Class ;
rdfs:comment "A form of royal instrument that developed in the thirteenth century, used for appointments to office, concessions not in perpetuity, proclamations, etc. Letters patent (always in the plural) usually designate themselves as such towards the end of the text; they can either be addressed to an individual or individuals, or they can have a general form of address, though often a more attenuated one than found in charters - 'to all to whom the present letters arrive'. Unlike charters, they have no list of witnesses and no data per manum clause. Instead they end with a single witness, almost universally the king - Teste me ipso. After the teste clause there is the place and day of the month of issue, with the regnal year. In original manuscripts, the seal is attached to a tongue, the document being open (hence litterae patentes , 'open letters'). [POMS]" ;
rdfs:subClassOf factoid:Document .