What is the noun for patronages?

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  1. One who protects or supports; a defender.
  2. A regular customer, as of a certain store or restaurant.
  3. A property owner who hires a contractor for construction works.
  4. An influential, wealthy person who supported an artist, craftsman, a scholar or a noble.
  5. (historical, Roman antiquity) A master who had freed his slave but still retained some paternal rights over him.
  6. An advocate or pleader.
  7. (Britain, ecclestiastical) One who has gift and disposition of a benefice.
  8. (nautical) A padrone.
  9. Synonym of patron saint.
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  11. Examples:
    1. “What is needed is a patron who understands and supports the substance of the projects and the one-time opportunity they represent.”
      “Isn't it embarrassing to be in a restaurant where a patron is yelling at the waiter?”
  1. The act of providing approval and support; backing; championship.
  2. Customers collectively; clientele; business.
  3. A communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient; condescension; disdain.
  4. (politics) Granting favours or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support.
  5. Guardianship, as of a saint; tutelary care.
  6. The right of nomination to political office.
  7. (Britain, law) The right of presentation to church or ecclesiastical benefice; advowson.
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  9. Examples:
    1. “Poor patronage for the art had forced the artistes to take up alternative employment for a living.”
      “Instead patronage increased only at a rate of between 2 and 4 percent annually.”
      “Without a hint of patronage or condescension, he shows how both characters are victims of circumstance.”
  1. A woman who sponsors or supports a given activity, person etc.; a female patron.
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  3. Examples:
    1. “She turned away to welcome the next person, a longtime member of Early Music Society, a widow and patroness.”
      “The Empress lives on as a spiritual guide and patroness of our present day Shih Tzu.”
      “It was written at the court of Marie de Champaigne, influential patroness of the arts.”
  1. (obsolete) The act of patrocinating or patronizing.
  1. The right or duty of a patron; patronage.
  1. (obsolete) Patronage; protection.
  1. Alternative spelling of patronization
  2. Examples:
    1. “France, more so Paris, is known for appreciation and patronisation of finer things of life.”
      “These are just two examples of men's continued patronisation of women that I come across on a regular basis.”
      “He must think we have all fallen out of a monkey tree up here if he thinks we would fall for such patently crass patronisation.”
  1. Alternative spelling of patronizer
  1. patronizing behaviour or talk
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  3. Examples:
    1. “Otherwise intimidations or harassments follows and you simply cannot win a government contract without political affiliation or patronization.”
      “Jacob laughed quietly, the expression never changing from one of amused patronization.”
      “With such a patronization, publishers can price such journals at will, and still sell them.”
  1. plural of patrocination
  1. plural of patronisation
  1. plural of patronizer
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  3. Examples:
    1. “He symbolizes the new political aristocracy that includes corporate suborners and media patronizers.”
  1. plural of patroniser
  2. Examples:
    1. “The organising committee might just wonder whether it is worth the aggravation sending some of its patronisers to the doghouse.”
      “The Pallavas, during the 4th to 9th centuries were, alongside the Guptas of the North, great patronisers of Sanskrit development in the South of the Indian subcontinent.”
  1. plural of patroness
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  3. Examples:
    1. “All at once, the patronesses and other guests at Almack's poured in from all sides.”
      “She'd been so timid that she had been frightened of the very dancing partners that the patronesses of Almack's had chosen for her.”
      “That write-up about the patronesses of the flower show the Womens Club gives every year for the benefit of the hospital.”
  1. plural of patron
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  3. Examples:
    1. “At first, the Kushans attacked Buddhism but eventually they became great patrons, building many monasteries and stupas.”
      “As several readers have noted, Coleman no doubt slanted his descriptions of the bar patrons to make them sound ill-informed and bigoted.”
      “You may think that dance patrons would be mainly mature persons but that is hardly the case.”
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