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Definition of patron noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1 a person who gives money and support to artists and writers Peggy Guggenheim was the patron of many artists.
  2. 2a famous person who supports an organization such as a charity and whose name is used in the advertisements, etc. for the organization
  3. 3 (formal) a person who uses a particular store, restaurant, etc. Patrons are requested not to smoke.
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