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support or favor given
The exact sense of patronage
depends upon its context. For example::
- "wants to increase federal patronage of the arts" — donations made to support an organization or person
- "a political patronage appointee" — favors given such as political appointments or contracts given in return for political support
- "rewards repeat patronage" — business from customers — especially recurring business
- And some day when he gets away from Harry Haydock's patronage and ridicule, he'll do something fine."
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There are no more uses of "patronage" in Main Street.