Definición de patronage en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /ˈpatr(ə)nɪdʒ/
Pronunciación: /ˈpeɪtr(ə)nɪdʒ/


[mass noun]
1The support given by a patron: the arts could no longer depend on private patronage
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  • It enjoyed no government funding and no guarantee of private patronage.
  • Exploration, however, depended upon private patronage despite theorists imploring that maritime expansionism should be state-sponsored.
  • As an artist I rely upon the support and patronage of a public audience; I rely upon my words and images being seen as I created them.
sponsorship, backing, funding, financing, philanthropy, promotion, furtherance, help, aid, assistance, support, guaranty, encouragement, championship, advocacy, defence, protection, guardianship, aegis, auspices
2The power to control appointments to office or the right to privileges: recruits are selected on merit, not through political patronage
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  • Imperial authorities also used their powers of patronage or appointment, the mechanisms of taxation, and the provision of public works, to the same end.
  • In the past the civil service was used as an employment office for political patronage.
  • Over-zealous political patronage, greed and power are behind the latest saga, no doubt.
power of appointment, right of appointment, favouritism, nepotism, partisanship, partiality, preferential treatment;
the old boy network
3A patronizing or condescending manner: a twang of self-satisfaction—even patronage—about him
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  • Without a hint of patronage or condescension, he shows how both characters are victims of circumstance.
condescension, patronizing, deigning, stooping, disdain, disrespect, scorn, contempt, mockery;
snobbery, snobbishness
rare patronization
4The regular custom attracted by a shop, restaurant, etc. the direct train link was ending because of poor patronage
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  • I need to prepare for a new chapter in my coffee shop patronage.
  • Immigration has enriched the range of restaurants, and restaurant patronage is rising.
  • At the time we were aboard, there was a small but well selected book collection, which included children's books, that attracted considerable patronage.
custom, trade, business, commerce, trafficking;
shopping, buying, purchasing
5 Roman History The rights and duties or position of a patron.


Late Middle English: from Old French, from patron 'protector, advocate' (see patron).

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