Origin of patron
Related formspa·tron·al, pa·tron·ly, adjectivepa·tron·dom, pa·tron·ship, nounpa·tron·less, adjectivesub·pa·tron·al, adjective
Definition for patron (2 of 2)
noun, plural pa·tron·es [pah-traw-nes] /pɑˈtrɔ nɛs/. Spanish.
Examples from the Web for patron
I hardly spoke to every patron, but there may have been some validity to his assessment.
The artist came down and stood beside his patron to assess things.
Michelangelo tricked his patron about the David, but sometimes he was forcibly reminded who paid the bills.
He was a scion of immense wealth, a civil rights activist, and an art collector and patron.
At the time, last March, the then-46-year-old Omidyar was being heralded as a patron saint of the financially beleaguered newsbiz.Journalists + eBay Billionaire = Chaos. The Troubles at Pierre Omidyar’s First Look Media|Lloyd Grove|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cecil confidently thought and said of the intriguing woman who managed his patron.Beauchamp's Career, Complete|George Meredith
Mr. Gurney was a patron of the Turf and a genuine lover of old English sports, but he was never known to bet.Norfolk Annals|Charles Mackie
Every extra service to one patron means a deficiency of service to other patrons.The Itching Palm|William R Scott
May I make so bold as to ask, sir, whether you are a patron of literature?Richard Carvel, Complete|Winston Churchill
A similar testimony may be borne to Franois de Seckingen, his illustrious friend and patron.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century (Volume 1)|J. H. Merle D'Aubign