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A patron is a person or organization that supports another.
- The act of providing supportive patronage so as to positively patronise a person or organisation is not to be confused with negative usages of the verb - to patronise.
Patron may also refer to:
- Patronage in ancient Rome for the patron (patronus) in Roman society
- Patronage (transportation)
- Advowson, by which in the Church of England the patron of a benefice has the right to nominate a parish priest to fill a vacancy
- Ius patronatus, a similar right of patronage in the Roman Catholic Church
- Pattern, type of theme of recurring events or objects
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