from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of patronizing; patronage. Also spelled patronisation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare The act of patronizing; patronage; support.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun patronizing behaviour or talk


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  • The discernment of lodge patients was exemplified by their selective patronization of medical services.

    September 14, 2010