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English definition of “patron”

patron

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈpeɪtrən/
SUPPORTER someone who supports and gives money to artists, writers, musicians, etc: a generous patron a patron of the artsBacking, supporting and defendingDefending and protectingGiving, providing and supplying
CUSTOMER a customer at a bar, restaurant, or hotelPeople who buy thingsTraders, merchants and entrepreneurs
(Definition of patron from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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