ETYM Latin cliens, -emtis, for cluens, one who hears (in relation to his protector), a client, from Latin cluere to be named or called; akin to Greek akouein to hear, Skr. çry, and Eng. loud: cf. French client. Related to Loud.
A person who seeks the advice of a lawyer.
ETYM A doublet of customary, a.: cf. Late Lat. custumarius toll gatherer. Related to Custom.
Someone who pays for goods or services; SYN. client.
ETYM French, from Latin patronus, from pater a father. Related to Paternal, Patroon, Padrone, Pattern.
1. Someone who supports or champions something; SYN. sponsor, supporter.
2. A regular customer; SYN. attender, frequenter.
3. (Italian) The proprietor of an inn; SYN. patronne.
1. Someone who visits stores in search of articles to buy.
2. One whose occupation is shopping as an agent for customers or for an employer
3. A usually free paper carrying advertising and sometimes local news