patronage

  

Definition

Power to confer favors, give support and protection, or to appoint to office or position. Providers of patronage (patrons) and receivers (clients) form a network through which access to various resources is obtained. It originates from unequal distribution of power and, since ancient times, is closely linked with corruption.

Use patronage in a sentence

Related Videos




http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/patronage.html

Featured Sponsor

Have a question about patronage? Ask for help in the
Community
advertise here

Browse by Letter: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z