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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 arts Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protectingGiving, providing and supplying
CUSTOMER a customer at a bar , restaurant , or hotel People who buy thingsTraders, merchants and entrepreneurs
(Definition of patron noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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