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patronnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpeɪ.trən/
  • 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.
(Definition of patron from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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patronnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpeɪ·trən/
  • 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 ​regularcustomer
(Definition of patron from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"patron" in Business English

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patronnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpeɪtrən/
formal COMMERCE someone who uses a particular ​shop, ​restaurant, ​hotel, etc., especially ​regularly: This ​carpark is for patrons only.
a ​person or ​company that ​supports an ​activity or a ​publicorganization, especially by giving ​money: arts patron/patron of the arts The ​company has been a longtime patron of the arts.
(Definition of patron from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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