One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘art patronage does not come cheap’
sponsorship, backing, funding, financing, philanthropy, promotion, furtherance, help, aid, assistance, support, guaranty, encouragement, championship, advocacy, defence, protection, guardianship, aegis, auspices
2‘the abuse of political patronage’
power of appointment, right of appointment, favouritism, nepotism, partisanship, partiality, preferential treatment
the old boy network
3‘that form of address implies slight patronage’
condescension, patronizing, deigning, stooping, disdain, disrespect, scorn, contempt, mockery
4‘bus patronage was declining’
custom, trade, business, commerce, trafficking
shopping, buying, purchasing
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