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patronage meaning and definition

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Definition of patronage (noun)

  1. the act of providing approval and support
  2. customers collectively
  3. a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
  4. (politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support
  5. the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers
    • "even before noon there was a considerable patronage"
    • synonyms: trade


Definition of patronage (verb)

  1. support by being a patron of
  2. be a regular customer or client of
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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