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patron

(Influential supporter), noun advocate, backer, benefactor, champion, defender, endorser, favorer, financer, friend, guardian, helper, influential sponsor, investor, leader, patronus, philanthropist, promoter, sponsor, supporter, upholder

patron

(Regular customer), noun business contact, buyer, client, consultor, consumer, customer, emptor, patronizer, prospective buyer, purchaser, shopper, supporter, vendee
See also: abettor, advocate, backer, benefactor, client, consumer, contributor, counselor, customer, donor, employer, good samaritan, guardian, member, partisan, promoter, proponent, samaritan, sponsor

PATRON, eccl. law. He who has the disposition and gift of an ecclesiastical benefice. In the Roman law it signified the former master of a freedman. Dig. 2, 4, 8, 1.

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11 mm scharfe Patrone M/71--consisted of a rimmed, bottle necked brass case 60mm in length, loaded with a round nose 386-grain, paper patched, lead bullet that was pushed to velocity of 1443 fps by a 77-grain charge of black powder.
9mm Patrone 08--the Luger and P38 used a car tridge consisting of a rimless, tapered case 19mm long loaded with a 123-grain FMJ bullet moving at approximately 1150 fps.
Lynn Patrone, chief of staff at DHS' Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) spoke about suicidal ideation, how to ask if a loved one is feeling suicidal and offered successful prevention methods.
Miss Eileen u But Let Her Go, for Her Journey now takes her Home to be with the Lord and her Beloved Husband of seventy years, Paul Gauthier who predeceased her in August 2010, and Her Loving Daughter, Gloria Patrone in 1999.
The other vendors in the market are Babcock International Group plc, BCS Group, Breier Neidle Patrone Associates Inc.
Since the launch of the programme in Serbia in 2010 we have made very good progress", said Matteo Patrone, EBRD Director for Serbia.
Die verdigting van die verstekstuur vind plaas deur die gebruik van metafore, sensitiewe klankgebruik en netjiese ritmiese patrone.
Notes Editors Jad Mills and Mike Patrone worked tirelessly to guide student authors through the writing process.
In Senich's above mentioned book he said they called this WWII 8mm load the sS Patrone and it used a "heavy pointed bullet" at 2,575 fps.
Dit is asof jy vasval in slegte nuus en bekommernis oor die toekoms en begin twyfel of daar beweging gaan kom in die negatiewe patrone wat hulleself skynbaar so moeiteloos in die lewens van gewone mense gevestig het.