clientele

[ klahy-uhn-tel, klee-ahn- ]
/ ˌklaɪ ənˈtɛl, ˌkli ɑn- /

noun

the clients or customers, as of a professional person or shop, considered collectively; a group or body of clients: This jewelry store has a wealthy clientele.
dependents or followers.

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Origin of clientele

1555–65; <Latin clientēla, equivalent to client- (see client) + -ēla collective noun suffix; (def. 1) probably <French clientèle<Latin
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British Dictionary definitions for clientele

clientele

clientage (ˈklaɪəntɪdʒ)

/ (ˌkliːɒnˈtɛl) /

noun

customers or clients collectively

Word Origin for clientele

C16: from Latin clientēla, from cliēns client
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