Apologist vs Patron - What's the difference?
| Related terms
Apologist is a related term of patron.
As nouns the difference between apologist and patron
is that apologist
is one who makes an apology while patron
is owner, boss.
One who makes an apology.
One who speaks or writes in defense of a faith, a cause, or an institution.
* (one who makes an apology) apologizer, apologiser
One who protects or supports; a defender.
- patron of my life and liberty
A regular customer, as of a certain store or restaurant.
- the patron of true holiness
A property owner who hires a contractor for construction works.
An influential, wealthy person who supported an artist, craftsman, a scholar or a noble.
(historical, Roman antiquity) A master who had freed his slave but still retained some paternal rights over him.
An advocate or pleader.
- This car park is for patrons only.
(UK, ecclestiastical) One who has gift and disposition of a benefice.
(nautical) A padrone.
- Let him who works the client wrong / Beware the patron' s ire.
* patronize, patronise
(obsolete) To be a patron of; to patronize; to favour.
- (Sir Thomas Browne)