Patron vs Purchaser - What's the difference?

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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.

patron

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • One who protects or supports; a defender.
  • * Shakespeare
  • patron of my life and liberty
  • * Spenser
  • the patron of true holiness
  • A regular customer, as of a certain store or restaurant.
  • This car park is for patrons only.
  • 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.
  • * Macaulay
  • Let him who works the client wrong / Beware the patron' s ire.
  • (UK, ecclestiastical) One who has gift and disposition of a benefice.
  • (nautical) A padrone.
  • Derived terms

    * patronage * patroness * patronize, patronise *patron saint

    See also

    * sponsor

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To be a patron of; to patronize; to favour.
  • (Sir Thomas Browne)

    Anagrams

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    purchaser

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who purchases.
  • Anagrams

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