Definition of clientage in English:

clientage

noun

  • 1An entire group or body of clients considered collectively; a clientele.

  • 2The state or condition of being a dependant or client; the relation between such a client and his or her patron.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Joseph Hall (1574–1656), bishop of Norwich, religious writer, and satirist. From client + -age.

Pronunciation

clientage

/ˈklʌɪəntɪdʒ/