Definition of Patron

1. Noun. A regular customer.

Exact synonyms: Frequenter
Generic synonyms: Client, Customer
Specialized synonyms: Operagoer, Fixture, Habitue, Regular
Derivative terms: Frequent, Frequent, Patronise, Patronise, Patronize, Patronize



2. Noun. The proprietor of an inn.
Geographical relationships: France, French Republic
Specialized synonyms: Boniface, Host, Innkeeper
Generic synonyms: Owner, Proprietor

3. Noun. Someone who supports or champions something.

Definition of Patron

1. n. One who protects, supports, or countenances; a defender.

2. v. t. To be a patron of; to patronize; to favor.

3. a. Doing the duty of a patron; giving aid or protection; tutelary.

Definition of Patron

1. Noun. A supporter ¹

2. Noun. A customer ¹

3. Noun. A property owner who hires a contractor for construction works ¹

4. Noun. An influential, wealthy person who supported an artist, craftsman, a scholar or a noble. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Patron

1. a regular customer [n -S] : PATRONAL, PATRONLY [adj]

Medical Definition of Patron

1. Doing the duty of a patron; giving aid or protection; tutelary. Patron saint, a saint regarded as the peculiar protector of a country, community, church, profession, etc, or of an individual. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Patron

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Literary usage of Patron

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1. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, William Draper Lewis (1902)
"Yet still, if the true patron omitted to bring his action within six months, the seisin was gained by the usurper, and the patron, to recover it, ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"patron was also the title of every advocate who represented the interest of another, ... In later times the term patron was applied to every protector or ..."

3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"A spiritual patron has six months, a lay patron four months, ... The lay patron may also nominate several candidates from whom the bishop may make his ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The patron exercises his right personally if past the age of puberty (fourteen or twelve years respectively), although he may act by an attorney; ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The patron exercises his right personally if past the age of puberty (fourteen or ... If the patron is an individual, he makes the presentation by himself; ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"If the same person fulfils all three requirements, he becomes ipso jure patron, unless he waives his claim (c. 25, X de iure patr. Ill, 38). ..."

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