Associations to the word «Patronage»

Wiktionary

PATRONAGE, noun. The act of providing approval and support; backing; championship.
PATRONAGE, noun. Customers collectively; clientele; business.
PATRONAGE, noun. A communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient; condescension; disdain.
PATRONAGE, noun. (politics) Granting favours or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support.
PATRONAGE, noun. Guardianship, as of a saint; tutelary care.
PATRONAGE, noun. The right of nomination to political office.
PATRONAGE, noun. (UK) (legal) The right of presentation to church or ecclesiastical benefice; advowson.
PATRONAGE, verb. (transitive) To support by being a patron of.
PATRONAGE, verb. (transitive) To be a regular customer or client of; to patronize; to patronise; to support; to keep going.

Dictionary definition

PATRONAGE, noun. The act of providing approval and support; "his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives".
PATRONAGE, noun. Customers collectively; "they have an upper class clientele".
PATRONAGE, noun. A communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient.
PATRONAGE, noun. (politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support.
PATRONAGE, noun. The business given to a commercial establishment by its customers; "even before noon there was a considerable patronage".
PATRONAGE, verb. Support by being a patron of.
PATRONAGE, verb. Be a regular customer or client of; "We patronize this store"; "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could".

Wise words

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