Patronage

Definition of Patronage

Pa´tron`age
n.1.Special countenance or support; favor, encouragement, or aid, afforded to a person or a work; as, the patronage of letters; patronage given to an author.
2.Business custom.
3.Guardianship, as of a saint; tutelary care.
4.The right of nomination to political office; also, the offices, contracts, honors, etc., which a public officer may bestow by favor.
5.(Eng. Law) The right of presentation to church or ecclesiastical benefice; advowson.
v. t.1.To act as a patron of; to maintain; to defend.

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