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patronage

noun [U] (CUSTOMERS)    /ˈpæt.rə.nɪdʒ/ /ˈpeɪ.trən.ɪdʒ/ formal
the business given to a shop or restaurant, etc. by its customers: We would like to thank all of our customers for their patronage in the past.People who buy thingsTraders, merchants and entrepreneurs
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