patronage[ pey-truh-nij, pa‐ ]SEE DEFINITION OF patronage
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PATRONAGE
His patronage was therefore necessarily withdrawn from Mr. Gladstone.
The little friar, encouraged by this patronage, found his voice, and pleaded for mercy.
There was a wonderful air of benignity and patronage in his manner.
I am deeply obliged to you for your encouragement and patronage, but it was papa who asked for it.
These disappointments of her patronage were a sharp retort, and made me feel independent.
And there must be in it no touch of condescension, no shadow of patronage.
His manner was not entirely free from a suggestion of patronage.
Your lordship's patronage is the strength of my hopes; nor have I yet applied to anybody else.
I gave them any amount of patronage, and they turned on me and wanted me to pay for it.
I wished to remain, in the eyes of the public, deserving of its patronage.