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patronage
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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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
  • Your most instructive pamphlet has been widely circulated through the patronage of the bishop, and has been of appreciable service....
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (12% in)

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