patron

Part of speech: noun

A dispenser of patronage; a protector; benefactor.

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Usage examples "patron":

  1. Not yet had the Romans dared to lay hands on the chief of the gods, the patron and protector of the city. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. The patron must know at once. - "The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood", Arthur Griffiths.
  3. Secretary and physician must return to their patron. - "Foes", Mary Johnston.