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Main Entry: pa·tron
Pronunciation: primarystresspamacr-trschwan
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English patroun "a special guardian or protector," from early French patrun, patron (same meaning), from Latin patronus "patron, patron saint," from earlier patronus "defender," from patr-, pater "father" --related to PADRE, PATERNAL, PATTERN
1 : a person chosen as a special guardian or supporter <a patron of poets>
2 : one who gives generous support or approval <a patron of the arts>
3 : a person who buys the goods or uses the services offered (as by a business)

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