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Definition of Patronage


  1. Special countenance or support; favor, encouragement, or aid, afforded to a person or a work; as, the patronage of letters; patronage given to an author.
  2. Business custom.
  3. Guardianship, as of a saint; tutelary care.
  4. The right of nomination to political office; also, the offices, contracts, honors, etc., which a public officer may bestow by favor.
  5. The right of presentation to church or ecclesiastical benefice; advowson.
  6. To act as a patron of; to maintain; to defend.
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Patronage Translations

patronage in Spanish is patrocinio
patronage in Swedish is beskydd