Definition Of patron


(in ancient Rome) a patrician in relation to a client.

They are the most obvious sign that hospitality helped to articulate the patron /client relations that permeated Roman society.

a customer, especially a regular one, of a store, restaurant, or theater.

we surveyed the plushness of the hotel and its sleek, well-dressed patrons

a person or institution with the right to grant a benefice to a member of the clergy.

Here those favoring the wealthy are following social convention and may even see themselves securing the benefaction of the patron for the church.

a person who gives financial or other support to a person, organization, cause, or activity.

Charles became a patron of Rubens and van Dyck

Example Of patron

  • a celebrated patron of the arts

  • A typical patrician noble, he saw his world in terms of personal ambition, Roman patriotism, family loyalty, and patron -client relationships.

  • Are the fellow employees or regular patrons off limits to me?

  • Charles became a patron of Rubens and van Dyck

  • Happy New Year to all our patrons and supporters.

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