non-client


non-client

noun

  1. a person or group that uses the professional advice or services of a lawyer, accountant, advertising agency, architect, etc.
  2. a person who is receiving the benefits, services, etc., of a social welfare agency, a government bureau, etc.
  3. a customer.
  4. anyone under the patronage of another; a dependent.
  5. Computers. a computer or an application on a computer that communicates with a remote server: Exit the program before installing the patch to update the client.
  6. client state.
  7. (in ancient Rome) a plebeian who lived under the patronage of a patrician.

adjective

  1. being a regular customer: a client company.
  2. economically, and often militarily, dependent upon a more prosperous, more powerful nation.

noun

  1. a person, company, etc, that seeks the advice of a professional man or woman
  2. a customer
  3. a person who is registered with or receiving services or financial aid from a welfare agency
  4. computing a program or work station that requests data or information from a server
  5. a person depending on another’s patronage

n.late 14c., from Anglo-French clyent (c.1300), from Latin clientem (nominative cliens) “follower, retainer,” perhaps a variant of present participle of cluere “listen, follow, obey” (see listen); or, more likely, from clinare “to incline, bend,” from suffixed form of PIE root *klei- “to lean” (see lean (v.)). The ground sense apparently is of one who leans on another for protection. In ancient Rome, a plebian under protection of a patrician (called patronus in this relationship; see patron); in English originally “a lawyer’s customer,” by c.1600 extended to any customer.

  1. A program that runs on a personal computer or workstation connected to a computer network and requests information from a file server.

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