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Pronunciation

\Pa"tron*age\

Noun

Singular
patronage

Plural
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  1. The act of providing approval and support; backing; championship.
    His vigorous patronage of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives.
  2. Customers collectively; clientele; business.
    The restaurant had an upper class patronage.
  3. A communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient; condescension; disdain.
  4. (politics) Granting favours or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support.
  5. The business given to a commercial establishment by its customers; trade.
    Even before noon there was a considerable patronage.
  6. The people who ride a form of transportation. Synonym of ridership.

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Verb

patronage

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  1. To support by being a patron of.
  2. To be a regular customer or client of; to patronize; to patronise; to support; to keep going.

French

Etymology

patron + -age

Pronunciation

Noun

patronnage

  1. Patronage

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