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patronage
used in The Fountainhead

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Definition
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
  • Toohey laughed when Keating reminded him of the distinguished restaurants made famous by Toohey's patronage.
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (98% in)
  • She saw second-hand furniture, an Oriental rug of rare texture and sensuous color, jade ash trays, pieces of sculpture that came from historical excavations, anything he had wished to seize, helped by the sudden fortune of Wynand's patronage.
    3.5 — Part 3 Chapter 5 (13% in)

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