Definitions For Patronage


  • The business given to a commercial establishment by its customers
  • (politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support
  • The act of providing approval and support
  • A communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
  • Customers collectively
  • Money and support that is given to an artist, organization, etc.
  • Support that is given to a business, library, etc., by buying its goods or using its services
  • The power to give jobs or provide other help to people as a reward for their support


  • Be a regular customer or client of
  • Support by being a patron of

Is Patronages a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
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Words with Friends

The word Patronage is worth 13 points in Scrabble and 16 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Patronage in a Sentence

  • The college relied on the patronage of its wealthy graduates to expand its funds.
  • They thanked her for her patronage of the new hospital.
  • The city should do more to encourage patronage of local businesses.

Synonyms for Patronage

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