Definitions for patronage

Definitions for (noun) patronage

Main entry: patronage, trade

Definition: the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers

Usage: even before noon there was a considerable patronage

Main entry: patronage

Definition: (politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support

Main entry: patronage, championship, backing, backup

Definition: the act of providing approval and support

Usage: his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives

Main entry: patronage, disdain, condescension

Definition: a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient

Main entry: clientele, business, patronage

Definition: customers collectively

Usage: they have an upper class clientele

Definitions for (verb) patronage

Main entry: patronage, patronise, patronize, keep going, support

Definition: be a regular customer or client of

Usage: We patronize this store; Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could

Main entry: patronage

Definition: support by being a patron of

Visual thesaurus for patronage