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"Cliens salutationem facit."

Translation:The client visits the patron.

October 19, 2019



The English translation is confusing. Cliens salutationem facit means The client pays his respects to the patron. It's not just "visits the patron"


so salutatio implies that the person receiving it is the patron?


"The client pays his respects" is surely closer to what is intended. "The client makes a formal morning visit to his patron to pay his respects" is what is needed, but it is far too long.

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