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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Patron  \Pa"tron\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  patronus  fr  pater  a  father. 
  See  {Paternal},  and  cf  {Patroon},  {Padrone},  {Pattern}.] 
  1.  One  who  protects,  supports,  or  countenances;  a  defender. 
  ``Patron  of  my  life  and  liberty.''  --Shak.  ``The  patron  of 
  true  holiness.''  --Spenser. 
  2.  (Rom.  Antiq.) 
  a  A  master  who  had  freed  his  slave,  but  still  retained 
  some  paternal  rights  over  him 
  b  A  man  of  distinction  under  whose  protection  another 
  person  placed  himself. 
  c  An  advocate  or  pleader. 
  Let  him  who  works  the  client  wrong  Beware  the 
  patron's  ire.  --Macaulay. 
  3.  One  who  encourages  or  helps  a  person,  a  cause  or  a  work 
  a  furtherer;  a  promoter;  as  a  patron  of  art. 
  4.  (Eccl.  Law)  One  who  has  gift  and  disposition  of  a 
  benefice.  [Eng.] 
  5.  A  guardian  saint.  --  called  also  {patron  saint}. 
  6.  (Naut.)  See  {Padrone},  2. 
  {Patrons  of  Husbandry},  the  grangers.  See  {Granger},  2. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Patron  \Pa"tron\,  v.  t. 
  To  be  a  patron  of  to  patronize;  to  favor.  [Obs.]  --Sir  T. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Patron  \Pa"tron\,  a. 
  Doing  the  duty  of  a  patron;  giving  aid  or  protection; 
  tutelary.  --Dryden. 
  {Patron  saint}  (R.  C.  Ch.),  a  saint  regarded  as  the  peculiar 
  protector  of  a  country,  community,  church,  profession, 
  etc.,  or  of  an  individual. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  regular  customer  [syn:  {attender},  {frequenter}] 
  2:  (Italian)  the  proprietor  of  an  inn  [syn:  {patronne}] 
  3:  someone  who  supports  or  champions  something  [syn:  {sponsor}, 

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