Patronage Meaning in English

Patronage Definitions and Meaning in English


  1. 1. Support by being a patron of


  1. 1. Customers collectively

1. they have an upper class clientele

  1. 2. The act of providing approval and support

1. his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives


Patronage Sentences from Popular Quotes and Books

1. "They resented the patronage they depended upon."
- Quote by Barbara W. Tuchman

2. "It may be useful to remember that a peacetime political machine is built essentially on patronage."
- David Galula, Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice

3. "One who takes a favor or submits to patronage demeans himself. He falls under obligation. He"
- William Graham Sumner, The Forgotten Man

4. "Children have imagination enough to grasp any idea which you present to them with honesty and without patronage."
- Quote by Armstrong Sperry

5. "accepting his patronage as he accepted every incident of the labyrinthian world in which he had got lost."
- Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit

6. "There is nothing which can better deserve our patronage than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness."
- Quote by George Washington

7. "If you’re going to do this work, Barack, you’ve got to stop worrying about whether people like you. They won’t. Patronage,"
- Barack Obama, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

8. "If the government was ever to be destroyed, Polk concluded, it would be by the alluring and corrupting influence of executive patronage."
- Walter R. Borneman, Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America

9. "Indeed, it is a kind of quintessence of pride to hate and fear even the kind and legitimate approval of those who love us! I mean, to resent it as a humiliating patronage."
- Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain

10. "everyone depended upon the goodwill of others, on their skills or their patronage, their friendship or their protection. It was only that some forms of dependence were more obvious than others, not any more real."
- Anne Perry, Seven Dials

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