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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Patient \Pa"tient\, n.
1. One who, or that which, is passively affected; a passive
Malice is a passion so impetuous and precipitate
that it often involves the agent and the patient.
2. A person under medical or surgical treatment; --
correlative to physician or nurse.
Like a physician, . . . seeing his patient in a
pestilent fever. --Sir P.
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.
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