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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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The transaction follows the relationship the companies have had for nearly a decade since Bacardi's initial acquisition of a significant minority stake in Patron in 2008.
The awards were launched in an initiative by Dubai Culture and Arts Authority to honor patrons of arts for their valuable support in encouraging and strengthening the cultural scene of the Emirate
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I read the argument between the narrator and the patron concerning the narrator's desire to compose a work on "Negro themes," and then move to the narrator's behavior in the South before returning to consider the late night ragtime sessions that precede both scenes.
The way things look, El Patron should have no trouble attracting plenty of patrons.
The cooperative intends to operate on a cooperative basis going forward, and, on dissolution, its remaining assets, after the payment of its obligations, will go to patrons based on their patronage over a reasonable period.
the copy the patron prints off of his/her computer.
PatronPorter reduces the amount of time librarians spend entering new students into the library database because it makes it easy to import existing patron records into Spectrum.
She documents the fruitful partnerships between Cosimo, Donatello, and Michelozzo, arguing to good effect that the lively exchange between patrons and artists, and between artists themselves, helped shape the patron's decisions.
In the late 1980s, Habre convinced Suleiman Franjieh, the patron of Zhgorta region, along with seven other leading families in the region, to assist in the protection of Horsh Ehden -- which he described as "a paradise" consisting of over 39 species of trees alone -- and by the early 1990s, he had also cultivated interest among local groups in Tripoli for the protection of the Palm Islands.
IN AN UNUSUAL development for a dance company, a group of parents and patrons are facing off against the board of directors in a dispute over the leadership of Ballet Arkansas and its school.