Definition of Patronage


  • the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers
    "even before noon there was a considerable patronage"
  • (politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support
  • a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
  • customers collectively
    "they have an upper class clientele"
  • the act of providing approval and support
    "his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives"


  • be a regular customer or client of
    "We patronize this store"
    "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"
    - keep going
  • support by being a patron of
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Unscramble patronage

428 unscramble word found using the letters patronage.

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