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patron

noun [C]  /ˈpeɪ·trən/ us  

patron noun [C] (SUPPORTER)

a person or group that gives money or support to a person, an activity, or an organization: Auchincloss is a longtime patron of the arts.

patron noun [C] (CUSTOMER)

a customer of a store, restaurant, hotel, etc., esp. a regular customer
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