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patronage

Definitions


[ˈpeɪtr(ə)nɪdʒ], (Noun)

Definitions:
- the support given by a patron
(e.g: the arts could no longer depend on private patronage)

- the power to control appointments to office or the right to privileges
(e.g: recruits are selected on merit, not through political patronage)

- a patronizing or condescending manner
(e.g: a twang of self-satisfaction—even patronage—about him)

- the regular custom attracted by a shop, restaurant, etc.
(e.g: the direct train link was ending because of poor patronage)

- the rights and duties or position of a patron.


Phrases:

Origin:
late Middle English: from Old French, from patron ‘protector, advocate’ (see patron)




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