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patronagenoun [U]

 us   /ˈpeɪ·trə·nɪdʒ, ˈpæ-/
esp. disapproving the ​power to give someone an ​importantjob 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   /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 ​prominentlocalbusinesspeople. mainly disapproving the ​power of a ​person to give someone an ​importantjob or ​position: Patronage is a ​potentforce if used ​politically.
(Definition of patronage from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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 ​luxuryhotels.
support given to a ​publicorganization, 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 ​seniorlawofficers in the ​hands of an ​independentappointmentsboard.
(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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