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pa·dro·ne

(pə-drō′nē, -nā)
n. pl. pa·dro·nes (-nēz, -nāz) or pa·dro·ni (-nē)
1. An owner or manager, especially of an inn; a proprietor.
2. A person who exploitatively employs or finds work for immigrants, especially Italian immigrants.

[Italian, from Latin patrōnus, patron; see patron.]

pa·dro′nism n.

padrone

(pəˈdrəʊnɪ)
n, pl -nes or -ni (-niː)
1. the owner or proprietor of an inn, esp in Italy
2. (Commerce) US an employer who completely controls his workers, esp a man who exploits Italian immigrants in the US
[C17: from Italian; see patron1]

pa•dro•ne

(pəˈdroʊ ni, -neɪ)

n., pl. -nes, -ni (-nē).
1. a master; boss.
2. an employer, esp. of immigrant laborers.
3. an innkeeper.
[1660–70; < Italian; see patron]
pa•dro′nism (-nɪz əm) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.padrone - an owner or proprietor of an inn in Italy
innkeeper, boniface, host - the owner or manager of an inn
2.padrone - an employer who exploits Italian immigrants in the U.S.
employer - a person or firm that employs workers
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The effects of such new methods of production are listed in the introduction to the play, an introduction whose unusually long incipit reads "Come oggi in Italia i padroni attuano I'organizzazione scientifica dello sfruttamento e come gli operai, i sindacati e i partiti operai cercano di combattere tutto questo" (Fo, Compagni 290):
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Richard Bean's play, a madcap adaptation of 18th Century playwright Carlo Goldini's Il servitore di due padroni ( e Servant of Two Masters), is fast, Masters), is fast, T furious and extremely funny.
Inalzare il livello di queste masse di lavoratori, nell'abituarle a considerarsi non come gente asservita che abbia tutto e sempre da temere dai padroni e dallo Stato, ma come una collettivita di cittadini liberi e responsabili, che si controllano da se stessi, che misurano le loro esigenze alle possibilita economiche ed industriali dell'azienda, che considerano il loro particolare interesse come un elemento da contemperarsi coll'interesse generale.
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Discussions regarding the collection of contributions hint at an ongoing debate regarding the obligations of padroni, or bosses, and their garzoni, or apprentices.
Anche se col passar del tempo gruppi armati corne questi furono aboliti e sostituiti da organi di polizia nazionale, i padroni non rinunciarono mai ai vecchi metodi di intimidazione.
Dietrologia, moreover, suggests looking behind the institutional screen to find the wizard at the controls, the notaries, social mediators, and padroni.
Once a respectable adult occupation, Italy's migrant music trade developed by mid-century a notorious reputation as a child slave trade run by cruel padroni who abused their recruits.