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"patronage" in British English

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patronagenoun [U]

uk   /ˈpæt.rə.nɪdʒ/ /ˈpeɪ.trən.ɪdʒ/  us   /ˈpæt.rə.nɪdʒ/  /ˈpeɪ.trən.ɪdʒ/
(Definition of patronage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"patronage" in American English

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patronagenoun [U]

 us   /ˈpeɪ·trə·nɪdʒ, ˈpæ-/
esp. disapproving the power to give someone an important job or advantages in exchange for help or support: New rules would minimize the effects of political patronage.
(Definition of patronage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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patronagenoun [U]

uk   us   /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.
(Definition of patronage from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “patronage”
in Chinese (Simplified) 资助, 赞助,资助, 任命权…
in Chinese (Traditional) 資助, 贊助,資助, 任命權…
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