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Definitions of patronage:
  • noun:   (politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support
  • noun:   the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers
    Example: "Even before noon there was a considerable patronage"
  • noun:   customers collectively
  • noun:   a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
  • noun:   the act of providing approval and support
  • verb:   support by being a patron of
  • verb:   be a regular customer or client of

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