clientele

[ klahy-uh n-tel, klee-ahn- ]SEE DEFINITION OF clientele
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The clientele formed its own opinion of the cause of this, her only such condescension.

Not that all the books in Mr. Rowlandson's shop are old; his clientele is too diversified.

The clientele of the Express will not be made up of his puppets!

Here his relations with the German and his clientele came to an end.

You may even attain to quite a fashionable practice,—or clientele, which is it?

Between consumption and these conditions, he caught both the young and the old, and thus rounded out his clientele.

It is the patent duty of every physician to instruct the members of his clientele in the fundamental rules of health.

The clientele of 126 was an ever-changing one, but the class characteristics were stationary.

Although he seems to give his clientele soft food, he does not insist on spoon-feeding them.

Here he had slowly collected a clientele of butcher boys, shop girls, drug clerks and car conductors.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, "body of professed adherents," from French clientèle (16c.), from Latin clientela "relationship between dependent and patron, body of clients," from clientem (nominative cliens; see client). Meaning "customers, those who regularly patronize a business or professional" is from 1857, perhaps a reborrowing from French (it was used in English in italics as a foreign word from 1836).

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