patronate

noun
pa·​tron·​ate | \ˈpā‧trənə̇t, ˈpa‧-, -əˌnāt\
plural -s

Definition of patronate 

: the right, duty, position, jurisdiction, or possession of a patron : patronage

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History and Etymology for patronate

Late Latin patronatus, from patronus patron + -atus -ate

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