|n.||1.||(Rom. Antiq.) A citizen who put himself under the protection of a man of distinction and influence, who was called his patron.|
|2.||A dependent; one under the protection of another.|
|3.||(Law) One who consults a legal adviser, or submits his cause to his management.|
|Noun||1.||client - a person who seeks the advice of a lawyer|
|2.||client - someone who pays for goods or services|
|3.||client - (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network|
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.
|(programming)||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
For example, a workstation requesting the contents of a file from a file server is a client of the file server.