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Patron - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Patron' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Patron [ a.]
- Doing the duty of a patron; giving aid or protection; tutelary.
2 . Patron [ n.]
- One who protects, supports, or countenances; a defender.
- A master who had freed his slave, but still retained some paternal rights over him.
- A man of distinction under whose protection another person placed himself.
- An advocate or pleader.
- One who encourages or helps a person, a cause, or a work; a furtherer; a promoter; as, a patron of art.
- One who has gift and disposition of a benefice.
- A guardian saint. -- called also patron saint.
- See Padrone, 2.
3 . Patron [ v. t.]
- To be a patron of; to patronize; to favor.