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"Cliens tertius patronum visitat."

Translation:The third client visits the patron.

October 27, 2019



Why not "customers" here?


I know that in the shopping module, "emptor" is "customer" and "cliens" is literally where the word "client" comes from, but I still believe the two are synonymous.


No, an emptor is a purchaser or buyer, or one who obtains by bribery. A cliens is mainly a person who attaches himself to one of greater influence or political power (a patronus) for protection.

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