Definición de patron en inglés:


Saltos de línea: pa¦tron
Pronunciación: /ˈpeɪtr(ə)n


  • 1A person who gives financial or other support to a person, organization, or cause: a celebrated patron of the arts
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    • But the festival enjoys great support from some 20 local organisations, friends, patrons and the district council.
    • These achievements should be shared with our sponsors, patrons and supporters.
    • The organisers are deeply grateful for the support of patrons over the past months.
  • 1.1A distinguished person who takes an honorary position in a charity: the Mental Health Foundation, of which Her Royal Highness is Patron
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    • The countess, who is is the official patron of the charity's 18th birthday, joined Esther on a visit to its Yorkshire and North East headquarters in Leeds yesterday.
    • As patron of the charity Age Concern, he attended the launch of its Business Pledge campaign to encourage employers to recruit the over-50s.
    • Princess Anne is the patron of the national charity and will address more than 1,200 delegates at the University of York's Central Hall.
  • 3 Roman History A patrician in relation to a client.
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    • They are the most obvious sign that hospitality helped to articulate the patron/client relations that permeated Roman society.
    • A typical patrician noble, he saw his world in terms of personal ambition, Roman patriotism, family loyalty, and patron-client relationships.
    • In ancient Rome clients were plebeians who were bound in a subservient relationship with their patrician patron.
  • 3.1The former owner and (frequently) protector of a freed slave.
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    • Sometimes the new feudal lord was welcomed as a patron and protector.
    • He needed a patron to protect his new found freedom and often looked to his former master to champion him.
  • 4British , chiefly • historical A person or institution with the right to grant a benefice to a member of the clergy.
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    • Here those favoring the wealthy are following social convention and may even see themselves securing the benefaction of the patron for the church.


Middle English: from Old French, from Latin patronus 'protector of clients, defender', from pater, patr- 'father'.

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