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Patronage (n.) — 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.
Patronage (n.) — Business custom.
Patronage (n.) — Guardianship, as of a saint; tutelary care.
Patronage (n.) — The right of nomination to political office; also, the offices, contracts, honors, etc., which a public officer may bestow by favor.
Patronage (n.) — The right of presentation to church or ecclesiastical benefice; advowson.