a person or group that uses the professional advice or services of a lawyer, accountant, advertising agency, architect, etc.
a person who is receiving the benefits, services, etc., of a social welfare agency, a government bureau, etc.
anyone under the patronage of another; a dependent.
Computers. a computer or an application on a computer that communicates with a remote server: Exit the program before installing the patch to update the client.
(in ancient Rome) a plebeian who lived under the patronage of a patrician.
being a regular customer: a client company.
economically, and often militarily, dependent upon a more prosperous, more powerful nation.
- cli·en·tal [klahy-en-tl, klahy-uhn-tl], /klaɪˈɛn tl, ˈklaɪ ən tl/, adjective
- non·cli·ent, adjective
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How to use client in a sentence
Hunter Biden’s attorney has said that his client did not receive any compensation, either in the form of a return on investment or due to his position on the board.Election live updates: Trump returns to Wisconsin; Biden to face live audience at town hall | Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner | September 17, 2020 | Washington Post
The rest — that would call for a more pan-regional publisher — are less common but require large global clients to pull them off and, naturally, fetch a higher price tag.‘We’re about hiring journalists’: Insider Inc. launches third global news hub in Singapore | Lucinda Southern | September 17, 2020 | Digiday
Iconiq Capital, a multifamily office whose clients include Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, took part in multiple Snowflake funding rounds beginning in 2017.Here’s who made a killing from Snowflake’s blockbuster IPO | Verne Kopytoff | September 16, 2020 | Fortune
Since then, the company has had great success attracting clients like Capital One, Office Depot, and DoorDash.
The firm took a hit at “the worst possible moment” because its portfolios were positioned at the start of the year to benefit from rising markets, Dalio told clients in mid-March.Ray Dalio issues stark warning about U.S. dollar’s future as global reserve currency | Claire Zillman, reporter | September 16, 2020 | Fortune
“We all shook hands and my client told me to leave,” he said.
She says she will have to fight in “other ways” to get her client freed.
“Our first few months we had maybe one client and then we went on The Tyra Banks Show,” says James.Career-Minded Women Turn to Male Escorts For No-Strings Fun and (Maybe) Sex | Aurora Snow | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Average age ranges from 45 to 65, with her youngest client at 18 and the oldest in her 80s.
The first thing Joplin needs to find out before he will agree to officiate a wedding is why his potential client is in prison.
David Arden, as he promised, had dictated to him in outline the awful case he had massed against his client.Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
At a circuit dinner, a counsellor observed to another, "I shall certainly hang your client."The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
If a client goes to a lawyer for advice the first thing the lawyer asks him to do is to make a clean breast of it.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
He was especially noted for his success in criminal cases, almost always clearing his client.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
It seems this client is willing to pay me my own price—within reasonable limits of course.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle | Laura Lee Hope
British Dictionary definitions for client
a person, company, etc, that seeks the advice of a professional man or woman
a person who is registered with or receiving services or financial aid from a welfare agency
computing a program or work station that requests data or information from a server
a person depending on another's patronage
- cliental (klaɪˈɛntəl), adjective
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Scientific definitions for client
A program that runs on a personal computer or workstation connected to a computer network and requests information from a file server.
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