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Noun
/ˈpātrən/,
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patrons, plural;
  1. A person who gives financial or other support to a person, organization, cause, or activity
    • - Charles became a patron of Rubens and van Dyck
    • - a celebrated patron of the arts
  2. A customer, esp. a regular one, of a store, restaurant, or theater
    • - we surveyed the plushness of the hotel and its sleek, well-dressed patrons
  3. (in ancient Rome) A patrician in relation to a client

  4. (in ancient Rome) The former owner and (frequently) protector of a freed slave

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


  1. a regular customer
  2. the proprietor of an inn
  3. someone who supports or champions something
  4. Patronage is the support, encouragement, privilege, or financial aid that an organization or individual bestows to another. In the history of art, arts patronage refers to the support that kings or popes have provided to musicians, painters, and sculptors. ...
  5. Patrón is a luxury brand of tequila produced in Mexico and sold in hand-blown, individually numbered bottles.
  6. A supporter; A customer; A property owner who hires a contractor for construction works; An influential, wealthy person who supported an artist, craftsman, a scholar or a noble
  7. (Patrons) People who give financial or other support to a person, organisation, cause etc.
  8. Patrons are people who pay artists to produce original art. In Titian's time, all artists needed patrons to make money and survive. Some patrons would ask for specific art such as a portrait of themselves or a sculpture of a mythological character. King Philip II of Spain was Titian's patron. ...
  9. One who countenances, supports or protects. Commonly a wretch who supports with insolence, and is paid with flattery.
  10. Person with a question or a need for information.
  11. (English) A person who employs an artist or architect to create a work of art or a building. Under a system of patronage, artists and architects work on commission.
  12. Any person who uses the resources and services of a library
  13. (s): Renfaire. The visiting public who have paid to come in. Not to be confused with a "patron of the arts" who is a financial supporter of a museum.
  14. An individual who participates in the Food Services program on a regular or semi-regular basis (enough to justify maintaining an account) but who is not included in school enrollment. A Patron may an adult, a child or a student. Student Patrons may be Free, Reduced or Regular. ...
  15. the word basically means the person in charge, and not a patron. Thus, the patron in a business context is the boss, and in a restaurant is the manager or owner. Les Patrons in the plural, or le patronat,  means company directors. See also MEDEF.
  16. was an Arcadian who participated in the games held by Aeneas in Sicily, having come to Italy with Evander 2. The patricians in Rome were called after him, because "patricians" comes from "patronage", which was the word for the protection of inferiors. ...
  17. special guardian, protector, or supporter
  18. Usually a large landowner who is called on to provide his workers land, water, and sometimes materials and/or equipment and salary payments, as well as protection from outsiders, including local officials, and even from fellow workers.
  19. A person who supports of an artist, both financially and socially.
  20. The persons or companies responsible for placing a library resource on the market.
  21. A person who intends to use, is using, or has used the transit system and is on property affiliated with the transit system.
  22. Person who pays to get into the fest, audience member, customer (called "turkeys" at some faires).
  23. the person or group that commissions a work of art from an artist.
  24. A patron, or benefactor, is one who enters into a contract with a client and provides goods that are not normally available to the client. In return, the benefactor receives honor and loyalty. Click here for examples.
  25. The rider who has earned the respect of the peloton. He need only express his displeasure to enforce the unwritten rules of the race (e.g. Merckx, Hinault, Armstrong).