- n the act of providing approval and support
- n customers collectively
- n a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
- n (politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support
- n the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers
even before noon there was a considerable patronage
- v support by being a patron of
- v be a regular customer or client of
- For any change-of-party new administration, the problem of patronage has three elements: 1) getting rid of the patronage appointees of the preceding administration to assure .
- During the past 50 years, transportation has become a patronage program in this country.
- We have to take it for granted that art patronage, as once understood, no longer exists in today's world, especially in America.
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- Unpretentious spot with a gory history
Unpretentious spot with a gory history Down a little dead-end street, near an unexpected gated community and just beyond a forlorn picnic area, there's a small ravine. Drawn by gold fever to San Francisco in 1849, shrewd and ambitious, he quickly became the city's political boss - mastering the arts of patronage and strong-arming. By 1857, Broderick had maneuvered his way to a seat in the U.S ...
June 15, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle
- Letter: Consider what a smoking ban will do to business
In regards to whether or not Sedalia should put in a smoking ban through-out the city, I’d simply say: Look at Columbia. In 1995 and 1996, Columbia voted on and implemented a smoking ban citywide that affected many bars, lounges and restaurants. The decision was such a debacle that many business shut down for lack of patronage. Now Sedalia isn’t as big nor as thriving as Columbia and we’ve lost ...
June 14, 2013 - Sedalia Democrat
- Local lender Farm Credit returns portion of its net income to customers
STAUNTON — Congressman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia’s sixth District recently met with Farm Credit directors and local farmers as they announced the distribution of a $4,040,300 patronage refund to customers in his district.
June 13, 2013 - The Staunton News Leader