Origin of patron
OTHER WORDS FROM patronpa·tron·al, pa·tron·ly, adjectivepa·tron·dom, pa·tron·ship, nounpa·tron·less, adjectivesub·pa·tron·al, adjective
Other definitions for patron (2 of 2)
How to use patron in a sentence
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
It was evident to the German doctor that his patron looked forward to his great-niece's visit with pleasure.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Owing to the death of Popham, their chief patron, and other misfortunes, the colonists returned to England in 1608.
Conjecture, lost in the mazy distance, gladly lays hold of something substantial in the shape of snuff's first royal patron.
He was a politic monarch, the patron of men of letters, and an excellent author himself.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Nor can a telephone company legally charge a higher rental for a telephone to a telegraph company than to any other patron.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles