• WordNet 3.6
    • n client (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network
    • n client someone who pays for goods or services
    • n client a person who seeks the advice of a lawyer
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Client (Rom. Antiq) A citizen who put himself under the protection of a man of distinction and influence, who was called his patron.
    • Client A dependent; one under the protection of another. "I do think they are your friends and clients ,
      And fearful to disturb you."
    • Client (Law) One who consults a legal adviser, or submits his cause to his management.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n client In Roman antiquity, a person who was under the guardianship and protection of another of superior rank and influence, called his patron. The relation of client and patron between a plebeian and a patrician, although at first strictly voluntary, was hereditary, the former bearing the family name of the latter, and performing various services for him and his family both in peace and war, in return for advice and support in respect to private rights and interests. Foreigners in Rome, and even allied or subject states and cities, were often clients of Roman patricians selected by them as patrons. The number of a patrician's clients, as of a baron's vassals in the middle ages, was a gage of his greatness.
    • n client In a general sense, one who lives under the patronage of, or whose interests are represented by, another.
    • n client In the middle ages, any follower of a noble or knight; an inferior soldier, mounted or on foot; a vassal.
    • n client One who puts a particular interest into the care and management of another; specifically, one who applies to a lawyer for advice and direction in a question of law, or commits his cause or his legal interests in general to a lawyer's management.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Client klī′ent one who employs a lawyer: a dependent
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  • Frank Lloyd Wright
    “A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.”
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
    “The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.”
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    “A client is to me a mere unit, a factor in a problem.”
  • Les Brown
    “Your ability to communicate is an important tool in your pursuit of your goals, whether it is with your family, your co-workers or your clients and customers.”
  • Arnold H. Glasgow
    Arnold H. Glasgow
    “A consultant is someone who saves his client almost enough to pay his fee.”
  • Ayn Rand
    “I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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. çry, and E. loud,: cf. F. client,. See Loud
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. cliens, for cluens, one who hears or listens (to advice), from cluēre, to hear.


In literature:

But my duty is to prove that my client is not guilty.
"The Borough Treasurer" by Joseph Smith Fletcher
It was my client's wish, and I followed it.
"Winsome Winnie and other New Nonsense Novels" by Stephen Leacock
A client of ours is mixed up in it, an American gentleman.
"The Girl on the Boat" by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
It was the duty of the patron to advise and defend his client, and to assist him with his interest and substance.
"Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology" by Charles K. Dillaway
Clients found in the young fellow not only a shrewd lawyer, but a friend who entered into their cases with ardor.
"Lloyd George" by Frank Dilnot
He thinks he's going to ruin the young life of my client and bury her alive, does he?
"Manasseh" by Maurus Jokai
You're going to throw up a valuable client?
"The Daffodil Mystery" by Edgar Wallace
Gentlemen, M'Rae has been surrendered by my learned friend Mr. Alley, who never deserts his client if he can render him any service.
"The Trial of Charles Random de Berenger, Sir Thomas Cochrane," by William Brodie Gurney
Mr. Jones, what makes you think my client took your twenty-dollar bill?
"Five Hundred Dollars" by Horatio Alger
Every client is an opportunity.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden

In poetry:

This Advocate has much to say,
His clients need not fear;
For God the Father hears him ay,
Thy Husband hath his ear.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter I." by Ralph Erskine
Whene'er he heard a tale of woe
From client A or client B,
His grief would overcome him so
He'd scarce have strength to take his fee.
"Baines Carew, Gentleman" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"My poor client's fate now depends on you votes."
Here the speaker sat down in his place,
And directed the Judge to refer to his notes
And briefly to sum up the case.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
His clients through the floor would slope,
But he had no fear of the hangman's rope
'Dead men can't talk with their mouths full of soap,'
Said Sweeney Todd, the Barber.
"Sweeney Todd, The Barber" by Weston and Lee
COUNSEL. See my interesting client,
Victim of a heartless wile!
See the traitor all defiant
Wear a supercilious smile!
Sweetly smiled my client on him,
Coyly woo'd and gently won him.
"Trial" by William Schwenck Gilbert
COUNSEL. Picture, then, my client naming,
And insisting on the day:
Picture him excuses framing—
Going from her far away;
Doubly criminal to do so,
For the maid had bought her trousseau!
"Trial" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Professional organizers frequently urge clients to photograph objects they have trouble letting go of, as an assist to "dispossession," said Catherine Roster, research director for the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization.
Both companies had new products in the prototype stage designed around Cornice 's hard drives, and Cornice expected the two clients to account for as much as 40% of its revenue.
Are you ready to integrate corrective exercise into your clients' programs, but unsure of how to market these services.
Ferrari's Corse Cliente takes to the track.
Whatever your sex, to succeed you must be a great listener so you can unearth what the client really wants.
She will be responsible for Cossette 's health technology clients, overseeing brand direction, creative strategy and execution for TyRX Pharma, National Jewish Medical and Research Center and Accent Health.
Since 1874, the firm has provided a wide range of legal services to local, national and international clients.
Twitter Clients, NuGuard Keyboard Cover for Retina MacBook.
But other than that, the franchisee is in charge of their own business, and finds clients, makes sales, and records revenue.
About Dunn Carney Dunn Carney is a leading client-focused law firm in the Pacific Northwest.
C riminal defense attorney Eric Franz has built a reputation for successfully representing numerous clients in state and federal criminal cases.
It is essential to build and maintain a good working relationship between the client and contract research organization.
At issue is whether a client — in this case, a death row inmate — should be punished if his lawyers missed a deadline to file an appeal.
Defense attorney claims prosecutors have no evidence against his client in rapper's death.
Whitney Port showed her Whitney Eve line for the first time at Fashion Week this afternoon in the tents at a group show, along with People's Revolution clients Nicholas K and Mara Hoffman.

In science:

This speeds up the protocol. (2) Clients and servers can use almost the same algorithm.
Pretty-Simple Password-Authenticated Key-Exchange Protocol
This speeds up the protocol without leaking the information on the passwords. (2) Clients and servers can use almost the same algorithm.
Pretty-Simple Password-Authenticated Key-Exchange Protocol
Z/qZ )∗ , and finally the client reveals g to the server.
Pretty-Simple Password-Authenticated Key-Exchange Protocol
The secrecy-amplification phase is illustrated in Fig. 1. A client chooses a random number r1 ∈ (Z/qZ )∗ and then calculates y1 := g r1 · hpassc using its password passc .
Pretty-Simple Password-Authenticated Key-Exchange Protocol
Another advantage is that both the clients and the servers can use almost the same algorithm.
Pretty-Simple Password-Authenticated Key-Exchange Protocol