from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A favorer; a patron; one who gives countenance or support.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete A favorer; a patron; one who gives countenance or support; an abettor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun obsolete
admirer, one who favours
supporter, adherent, partisan
Sorry, no etymologies found.
You are become, I understand, a solicitor of suits — a promoter — an undertaker — a fautor of court suitors of merit and quality, who chance to be pennyless.
Raymund of Pennafort defined the terms haereticus, receptor, fautor, defensor, etc., and outlined the penalties to be inflicted.
Erasmus, fautor-in-chief of the Reformation, until he got frightened and basely deserted it?
Was not the arch-humanist, Erasmus, fautor-in-chief of the Reformation, until he got frightened and basely deserted it?
You are become, I understand, a solicitor of suits -- a promoter -- an undertaker -- a fautor of court suitors of merit and quality, who chance to be pennyless.
Hard seemed these terms to Lusca, and hard beyond measure to the lady, but Love, that great fautor of enterprise, and master of stratagem, gave her resolution to address herself to their performance: wherefore through the chambermaid she sent him word that what he required of her she would do, and that without either reservation or delay; and therewithal she told him, that, as he deemed Nicostratus so wise, she would contrive that they should enjoy one another in
a handsome tribute, where he describes him as "a great fautor of ingenious and good men, for meer merit's sake."