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Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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backer

(noun) A person who gives financial or other support.

Synonyms: angel

Usage: After the backers withdrew their support, the director was forced to cancel the troupe's upcoming Shakespeare production.
MTC
Posted: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 7:22:53 PM
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front·er   [fruhn-ter] noun

a person who belongs to a group or organization, especially a political one, that is or is presumed to be a cover or disguise for another activity: a Communist fronter.

Qu: Do some backers have fronters?

Note: Definition from dictionary.com. Fronter may not be accepted by the OED, Websters, and other standard dictionaries.
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