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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Patient \Pa"tient\, n. 1. One who, or that which, is passively affected; a passive recipient. [1913 Webster] Malice is a passion so impetuous and precipitate that it often involves the agent and the patient. --Gov. of Tongue. [1913 Webster] 2. A person under medical or surgical treatment; -- correlative to physician or nurse. [1913 Webster] Like a physician, . . . seeing his patient in a pestilent fever. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] In patient, a patient who receives lodging and food, as treatment, in a hospital or an infirmary. Out patient, one who receives advice and medicine, or treatment, from an infirmary. [1913 Webster]