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 for client
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Client \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. [,c]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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A dependent; one under the protection of another.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              I do think they are your friends and clients,
              And fearful to disturb you.           --B. Jonson.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Law) One who consults a legal adviser, or submits his
        cause to his management.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  client
      n 1: a person who seeks the advice of a lawyer
      2: someone who pays for goods or services [syn: customer,
         client]
      3: (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a
         computer network [syn: node, client, guest]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  client
  
      A computer system or process that requests a
     service of another computer system or process (a "{server")
     using some kind of protocol and accepts the server's
     responses.  A client is part of a client-server software
     architecture.
  
     For example, a workstation requesting the contents of a file
     from a file server is a client of the file server.
  
     (1997-10-27)
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CLIENT, practice. One who employs and retains an attorney or counsellor to 
  manage or defend a suit or action in which he is a party, or to advise him 
  about some legal matters. 
       2. The duties of the client towards his counsel are, 1st. to give him a 
  written authority, 1 Ch. Pr. 19; 2. to disclose his case with perfect 
  candor3. to offer spontaneously, advances of money to his attorney; 2 Ch. 
  Pr. 27; 4. he should, at the end of the suit, promptly pay his attorney his 
  fees. Ib. His rights are, 1. to be diligently served in the management of 
  his business 2. to be informed of its progress and, 3. that his counsel 
  shall not disclose what has been professionally confided to him. See 
  Attorney at law; Confidential communication. 
  
  

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