Cli"ent(?), n. [L. cliens, -emtis, for cluens, one who hears (in relation to his protector), a client, fr. L. cluere to be named or called; akin to Gr. to hear, Skr. ry, and E. loud: cf. F. client. See Loud.] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) A citizen who put himself under the protection of a man of distinction and influence, who was called his patron.
2. A dependent; one under the protection of another.
I do think they are your friends and clients,B. Jonson.
And fearful to disturb you.
(Law) One who consults a legal adviser, or submits his cause to his management.
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