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Patronage is the support, encouragement, privilege, or financial aid that an organization or individual bestows to another.
Patronage may also refer to:
- Patronage (transportation) or ridership, a statistical quantity of passengers
- Patronage (novel), an 1814 novel by Maria Edgeworth
- Spoils system or patronage system
- Ius patronatus or right of patronage in Roman Catholic canon law
- Patronage Rules or Benefices Rules, rules governing the appointment of patrons in the parish system in England
- Disputes over Patronage (lay) in the Church of Scotland led to it splitting on several occasions.
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