Origin of patron
noun, plural pa·tron·es [pah-traw-nes] /pɑˈtrɔ nɛs/. Spanish.
Related Words for patronesadvocate, benefactor, backer, leader, philanthropist, fan, sponsor, supporter, friend, well-wisher, customer, buyer, client, shopper, head, angel, helper, guardian, partisan, sympathizer
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Historical Examples of patrones
There is a great difference, whether any Booke choose his Patrones, or finde them: This hath done both.The Facts About Shakespeare
William Allan Nielson
When, in 1574, Fray Luis de Leon was told that he could have patrones, he named four from various places.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 3
Henry Charles Lea
There is a great difference, whether any Booke choose his Patrones, or find them: This hath done both.A Life of William Shakespeare
Word Origin for patron
"a lord-master, a protector," c.1300, from Old French patron "patron, protector, patron saint" (12c.) and directly from Medieval Latin patronus "patron saint, bestower of a benefice, lord, master, model, pattern," from Latin patronus "defender, protector, former master (of a freed slave); advocate," from pater (genitive patris) "father" (see father (n.)). Meaning "one who advances the cause" (of an artist, institution, etc.), usually by the person's wealth and power, is attested from late 14c.; "commonly a wretch who supports with insolence, and is paid with flattery" [Johnson]. Commercial sense of "regular customer" first recorded c.1600. Patron saint (1717) originally was simply patron (late 14c.).