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Patron vs. Visitor

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Patronnoun

One who protects or supports; a defender or advocate.

Visitornoun

Someone who visits someone else; someone staying as a guest.

Patronnoun

A guardian; nocap=1.

‘St. Joseph is the patron of many different places.’;

Visitornoun

Someone who pays a visit to a specific place or event; a sightseer or tourist.

Patronnoun

An influential, wealthy person who supported an artist, craftsman, a scholar or a noble.

Visitornoun

Someone, or a team, that is playing away from home.

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Patronnoun

A regular customer, as of a certain store or restaurant.

‘This car park is for patrons only.’;

Visitornoun

A person authorized to visit an institution to see that it is being managed properly.

Patronnoun

A protector of a dependent, especially a master who had freed a slave but still retained some paternal rights.

Visitornoun

(ufology) An extraterrestrial being on Earth for any reason.

Patronnoun

One who has gift and disposition of a benefice.

Visitornoun

An object which lands or passes by Earth or its orbit.

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Patronnoun

(nautical) A padrone.

Visitornoun

(British) A head or overseer of an institution such as a college (in which case, equivalent to the university's chancellor) or cathedral or hospital, who resolves disputes, gives ceremonial speeches, etc.

Patronnoun

A property owner, a landlord, a master. patroon.}}

Visitor

One who visits; one who comes or goes to see another, as in civility or friendship.

Patronverb

To be a patron of; to patronize; to favour.

Visitor

A superior, or a person lawfully appointed for the purpose, who makes formal visits of inspection to a corporation or an institution. See Visit, v. t., 2, and Visitation, n., 2.

‘The king is the visitor of all lay corporations.’;

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Patronverb

To treat as a patron.

Visitornoun

someone who visits

Visitornoun

a person visiting someone or somewhere, especially socially or as a tourist

‘she's a frequent visitor to London’; ‘I'm expecting visitors later this evening’;

Patronnoun

A master who had freed his slave, but still retained some paternal rights over him.

‘Let him who works the client wrongBeware the patron's ire.’;

Visitornoun

a member of a sports team on tour or playing away from home

‘the visitors came back into the game with two penalty goals’;

Patronnoun

One who encourages or helps a person, a cause, or a work; a furtherer; a promoter; as, a patron of art.

Visitornoun

a person with the right or duty of occasionally inspecting and reporting on a college or other academic institution.

Patronnoun

One who has gift and disposition of a benefice.

Visitornoun

a migratory bird present in a locality for only part of the year

‘the red-necked grebe is a regular winter visitor’;

Patronnoun

A guardian saint. - called also patron saint.

Visitor

A visitor, in English and Welsh law and history, is an overseer of an autonomous ecclesiastical or eleemosynary institution, often a charitable institution set up for the perpetual distribution of the founder's alms and bounty, who can intervene in the internal affairs of that institution. Those with such visitors are mainly cathedrals, chapels, schools, colleges, universities, and hospitals.

Patronnoun

See Padrone, 2.

Patronverb

To be a patron of; to patronize; to favor.

Patronadjective

Doing the duty of a patron; giving aid or protection; tutelary.

Patronnoun

a regular customer

Patronnoun

the proprietor of an inn

Patronnoun

someone who supports or champions something

Patronnoun

a person who gives financial or other support to a person, organization, or cause

‘a celebrated patron of the arts’;

Patronnoun

a distinguished person who takes an honorary position in a charity

‘the Mental Health Foundation, of which Her Royal Highness is Patron’;

Patronnoun

a customer of a shop, restaurant, etc., especially a regular one

‘we surveyed the plushness of the hotel and its sleek, well-dressed patrons’;

Patronnoun

a patrician in relation to a client.

Patronnoun

the former owner and (frequently) protector of a freed slave.

Patronnoun

a person or institution with the right to grant a benefice to a member of the clergy.

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