The help or encouragement of a patron, as for an institution or cause.
help or encouragement proffered in a condescending fashion: Our small institution has actually eventually been considered worthy of the financial institution's patronage.
The trade directed at a commercial organization by its consumers: Shopkeepers thanked Christmas shoppers for their patronage.
clients or patrons considered as an organization; clientele: The grand old hotel has a loyal but demanding patronage.
the ability to distribute or appoint individuals to government or governmental roles.
The work of distributing or appointing individuals these types of jobs.
The positions therefore distributed or filled.
the ability to give an ecclesiastical benefice to a part for the clergy.
The act of supplying endorsement and assistance; backing; tournament.
Customers collectively; customers; company.
A communication that shows insufficient value by patronizing the recipient; condescension; disdain.
giving favours or offering agreements or making appointments to workplace in substitution for governmental help.
Special countenance or support; benefit, support, or aid, afforded to someone or a work
Guardianship, by a saint; tutelary care.
the proper of nomination to governmental workplace; in addition, the offices, agreements, awards, etc., which a public officer may bestow by favor.
Just The Right of presentation to church or ecclesiastical benefice; advowson.
the career of and/or aid afforded by a patron; the countenance or assistance of a patron or of clients: usually found in the feeling of countenance or benefit shown in a patronizing or superciliously condescending way.
Guardianship, at the time of a saint.
suitable of presentation to a church or ecclesiastical benefice.
The control over appointments to opportunities into the public-service; in addition, the offices therefore controlled.
In ancient Rome, the relation borne by a patron to his client. See patron, n., 1 )
(politics) granting favors or providing contracts or making appointments to office in substitution for governmental assistance
business directed at a commercial establishment by its consumers
the work of providing approval and support
a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the individual