From Open Risk Manual


Client. A party that purchases professional services from, or has a formal relationship to purchase services from another party. A customer of a finance provider. In the context of the latter usage, the word client is used for the client of a finance provider. It is also used extensively to describe the user of a service offered by a professional, or generally as a synonym for customer. Legally, it is the contracting authority of the contract.

NB: In some cases, the word client indicates the access device in an IT Platform.

See Also

  • Barron's Dictionary of Business and Economics Terms, Fifth Edition, 2012


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