Patron vs Purchaser - What's the difference?
| Related terms
Patron is a related term of purchaser.
As nouns the difference between patron and purchaser
is that patron
is owner, boss while purchaser
is one who purchases.
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)