patronage


patronage

noun

Definition of PATRONAGE

1
the financial support and general guidance for an undertaking <a symphony orchestra that had long relied upon the patronage of the city's moneyed old guard>
Synonyms aegis (also egis), backing, patronage, sponsorship
2
transactions or economic support provided by customers <he refuses to give his patronage to any corporation that is not socially conscious>
Synonyms custom, patronage

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