Definition of patron
- a patron of the arts
- … the unspoken contract between artist and patron …
- —D. D. R. Owen
- a patron of the annual masked ball
- a patron of the city library
- a restaurant's patrons
She is a well-known patron of the arts.
the wealthy philanthropist is one of the city's most generous patrons of its symphony orchestra
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: a person who gives money and support to an artist, organization, etc.
: a person who buys the goods or uses the services of a business, library, etc.
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