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patronage

noun [U] uk   us   /ˈpæt.rə.nɪdʒ/ /ˈpeɪ.trən.ɪdʒ/

patronage noun [U] (SUPPORT)

the support given to an organization by someone: The charity enjoys the patronage of many prominent local business people. mainly disapproving the power of a person to give someone an important job or position: Patronage is a potent force if used politically.

patronage noun [U] (CUSTOMERS)

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.
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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