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English definition of “patron”

patron

noun [C] uk   /ˈpeɪ.trən/ us  

patron noun [C] (SUPPORTER)

a person or group that supports an activity or organization, especially by giving money: The Princess Royal is a well-known patron of several charities.Supporters, members and defendersBelievers and non-believers

patron noun [C] (CUSTOMER)

formal a person who uses a particular shop, restaurant, hotel, etc., especially regularly: Will patrons kindly note that this shop will be closed on 17 July .
Synonym
People who buy thingsTraders, merchants and entrepreneurs
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