PATRON DEFINITION & SYNONYMS

• Patron

  1. (v. t.) To be a patron of; to patronize; to favor.
  2. (n.) A guardian saint. -- called also patron saint.
  3. (n.) See Padrone, 2.
  4. (n.) An advocate or pleader.
  5. (n.) A master who had freed his slave, but still retained some paternal rights over him.
  6. (n.) One who has gift and disposition of a benefice.
  7. (n.) A man of distinction under whose protection another person placed himself.
  8. (n.) One who protects, supports, or countenances; a defender.
  9. (n.) One who encourages or helps a person, a cause, or a work; a furtherer; a promoter; as, a patron of art.
  10. (a.) Doing the duty of a patron; giving aid or protection; tutelary.


Synonyms:
Frequenter, Sponsor, Supporter,

• Patroness

  1. (n.) A female patron or helper.