Associations to the word «Patron»


PATRON, noun. One who protects or supports; a defender.
PATRON, noun. A regular customer, as of a certain store or restaurant.
PATRON, noun. A property owner who hires a contractor for construction works.
PATRON, noun. An influential, wealthy person who supported an artist, craftsman, a scholar or a noble.
PATRON, noun. (historical) (Roman antiquity) A master who had freed his slave but still retained some paternal rights over him.
PATRON, noun. An advocate or pleader.
PATRON, noun. (UK) (ecclestiastical) One who has gift and disposition of a benefice.
PATRON, noun. (nautical) A padrone.
PATRON, verb. (obsolete) To be a patron of; to patronize; to favour.
PATRON SAINT, noun. A saint from whom a specific group claims special protection or prayers.
PATRON SAINTS, noun. Plural of patron saint

Dictionary definition

PATRON, noun. A regular customer.
PATRON, noun. The proprietor of an inn.
PATRON, noun. Someone who supports or champions something.

Wise words

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C. S. Lewis