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British English: /ˈpatr(ə)nɪdʒ/
, /ˈpeɪtr(ə)nɪdʒ/
American English: /ˈpætrənədʒ/
, /ˈpeɪtrənədʒ/

Translation of patronage in French:


  • 2 (Politics) (right to appoint)
    droit (m) de présentation
  • 3 [pejorative]political patronage to get a patronage appointment
    obtenir un poste grâce à ses relations
  • 4 (British English) (Religion)
    droit (m) de disposer d'un bénéfice (ecclésiastique)

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