- (n.) backing, backup, championship, patronage (the act of providing approval and support) "his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives"
- (n.) clientele, patronage, business (customers collectively) "they have an upper class clientele"
- (n.) condescension, disdain, patronage (a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient)
- (n.) patronage ((politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support)
- (n.) trade, patronage (the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers) "even before noon there was a considerable patronage"
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