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OTHER WORDS FROM patronagepro·pa·tron·age, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for patronage
Rather, the substance of national partisan conflict largely had to do with competing tariff policy visions and how best to exploit political spoils and patronage.How Much Longer Can This Era Of Political Gridlock Last?|Lee Drutman (email@example.com)|March 4, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
The palace spun the yanking of their patronages as something that must be done in accord with tradition, but stressed that there are no hard feelings.
Meghan, a former TV actress, will also surrender her patronage of the National Theatre, bestowed to her by the queen, who herself had held the honor for 45 years.
While the spots in those guides still very much deserve patronage, it’s worth looking at the Honolulu restaurants that are surviving and even thriving during this trying year.
Back at Glenaan Station in New Zealand, Allbirds’ place in the market relative to more well known brands takes a back seat to the fact that its patronage allows the shepherd who supplies its wool to make impressive capital improvements to his farm.Allbirds is stepping up for the planet—by treading lightly on it|sheilamarikar|September 21, 2020|Fortune
Barack Obama has shown America that crony corporatism, patronage politics, and limitless government know no party.
Kate's patronage of the High Street is undoubtedly partly to blame.Kate Middleton's History of Flesh-Flashing Wardrobe Malfunctions|Tom Sykes|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is why Tocqueville puts such a stress on the perils of patronage.
Tocqueville is not most concerned that corporate “dynasties of wealth” will seize control of the government through patronage.
Lacking devoted patronage, there Telugu evolved into a spectacularly hideous argot.
He was a weaver in humble life till his self-acquired attainments attracted patronage.
Coldriver did not know there was such a thing as inviting patronage by skillful display.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
It is now a city of fifty thousand and dates its rise from the patronage of royalty a century and a half ago.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy
Mr. Nell, is an excellent man, and deserves the patronage of the public.
Notwithstanding her popularity and patronage, she died in France in great obscurity and penury.
British Dictionary definitions for patronage
- the support given or custom brought by a patron or patroness
- the position of a patron
- the practice of making appointments to office, granting contracts, etc
- the favours so distributed
- a condescending manner
- any kindness done in a condescending way
Cultural definitions for patronage
The power of a government official or leader to make appointments and offer favors. Once in office, a politician can use patronage to build a loyal following. Though practiced at all levels of government, patronage is most often associated with the machine politics of big cities. (See spoils system.)