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What is another word for patronage?

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Noun
Support, typically financial, given by a patron or customer
“Poor patronage for the art had forced the artistes to take up alternative employment for a living.”
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Business activity, especially as measured by the number of customers or sales
“Instead, patronage increased only at a rate of between 2 and 4 percent annually.”
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The regular clientele attracted by a business
“The desire for loyal patronage is almost universal. Every business seeks to build up goodwill that will bring each customer back repeatedly.”
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The state of being protected, especially by someone or something serving as a guardian
“It was under the patronage of a respectable body of stewards and the management of a committee.”
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The governance or management of a state, organization, or people
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“The anti-corruption institutions, because they are often doled out as part of the government's patronage, have turned into bodies for managing a few extreme cases.”
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A patronizing or condescending manner
“Without a hint of patronage or condescension, he shows how both characters are victims of circumstance.”
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The power to control appointments to office or the right to privileges
“The film highlights the immense power and patronage of the church.”
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A person who spends money on goods or services from a shop or business
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A kind or helpful deed
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A body of supporters or admirers
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The act of supporting or giving authorization to someone or something
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Unwarranted pride in one's accomplishments or qualities
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The people who ride a form of transportation
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The voluntary giving of alms or aid to those in need
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A person's regular occupation, profession, or trade
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Political patronage
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The act of furthering or helping forward
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