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What does patronage mean?

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September 03, 2007 4:06AM

Quite simply, patronage is some form of support, usually money and/or resources, from someone with more money than you who likes you and/or who willingly offers assistance. Federal Pell Grants represent a sort of "governmental patronage" for a student. Great artists/musicians/writers often have patrons who bestow money upon them so they may continue to flourish in their trade. Hope this helps!