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General dictionaries General (30 matching dictionaries)
  1. patronage: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. patronage: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. patronage: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. patronage: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. patronage: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. patronage: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Patronage, patronage: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. patronage: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. Patronage: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. patronage: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. patronage: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. patronage: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. patronage: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. patronage: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. patronage: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. patronage: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Patronage (disambiguation), Patronage (novel), Patronage (transport), Patronage (transportation), Patronage: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. Patronage: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  19. patronage: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  20. patronage: Rhymezone [home, info]
  21. Patronage: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  22. patronage: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  23. Patronage: E Cobham Brewer, The Reader's Handbook [home, info]
  24. patronage: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  25. patronage: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  26. patronage: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  27. patronage: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  28. patronage: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (1 matching dictionary)
  1. patronage: ArtLex Lexicon of Visual Art Terminology [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (5 matching dictionaries)
  1. Patronage: MoneyGlossary.com [home, info]
  2. patronage: Webster's New World Law Dictionary [home, info]
  3. PATRONAGE: Bouvier's Law Dictionary 1856 Edition [home, info]
  4. patronage: Legal dictionary [home, info]
  5. patronage: BusinessDictionary.com [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. patronage: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (1 matching dictionary)
  1. patronage: Political [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (patronage)

noun:  (politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support
noun:  the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers ("Even before noon there was a considerable patronage")
noun:  customers collectively
noun:  a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
noun:  the act of providing approval and support
verb:  support by being a patron of
verb:  be a regular customer or client of

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Phrases that include patronage:   patronage system, royal patronage, patron and patronage, established patronage, fantastical patronage, more...

Words similar to patronage:   backing, business, championship, clientele, condescension, disdain, patronize, support, trade, aegis, sponsorship, more...

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