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 Clerkly.Clifford (Paul). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Client.
 
In Roman history meant a plebeian under the patronage of a patron. The client performed certain services, and the patron protected the life and interests of the client. The word is now a legal one, meaning a person who employs the services of a legal adviser to protect his interests.   1
 


 Clerkly.Clifford (Paul). 

 
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