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patronage

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈpætrənɪdʒ, ˈpeɪtrənɪdʒ/
COMMERCE the business given to a shop, restaurant, hotel, etc. by its customers: Many wealthy Japanese have shifted their patronage to the new Western luxury hotels.
support given to a public organization, especially by giving money: The company is famous for its arts patronage.
disapproving a situation in which a person gives someone an important job or position in return for their support: They plan to abolish patronage and place the appointment of senior law officers in the hands of an independent appointments board.
Translations of “patronage”
in Chinese (Traditional) 資助, 贊助,資助, 任命權…
in Chinese (Simplified) 资助, 赞助,资助, 任命权…
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