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Meaning of Patronage

The right of appointing to ofiice; as, the patronage of the president of the United States, if abused, may endanger the liberties of the people. In Ecclesiastical Law. The right of presentation to a church or ecclesiastical benefice. 2 Bl. Comm. 21.


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Synonyms of Patronage

(Power to appoint jobs), noun

  • advantage
  • assistance
  • auctoritas
  • authority
  • backing
  • choice
  • control
  • controlling power
  • directing agency
  • dominance
  • domination
  • favor
  • good offices
  • gratia
  • indulgentia
  • influence
  • influentiality
  • patrocinium
  • persuasion
  • position of influence
  • power
  • praesidium
  • predominance
  • preference
  • right of choice
  • selection
  • sway

(Support), noun

  • aid
  • assistance
  • backing
  • care
  • commendation
  • commercial backing
  • cordial assistance
  • countenance
  • encouragement
  • favor
  • friendly interest
  • friendship
  • guardianship
  • guidance
  • help
  • influence
  • interest
  • protection
  • protectorship
  • recommendation
  • special privileges
  • sponsorship
  • support
  • tutelage


See Also

  • Law Dictionaries.
  • Aristocracy and Gentry ; Art: Artistic Patronage ; Court and Courtiers ; Feudalism ; Officeholding.

    Bureaucracy; Civil Service; Tammany Hall.

    Political Parties


  • Further Reading

    Asch, Ronald G., and Adolf M. Birke, eds. Princes, Patronage, and the Nobility: The Court at the Beginning of the Modern Age, c. 1450-1650. Oxford and New York, 1991.

    Biagioli, Mario. Galileo, Courtier: The Practice of Science in the Culture of Absolutism. Chicago, 1992.

    Burke, Peter. The Italian Renaissance: Culture and Society in Italy. Princeton, 1986.

    Dent, Julian. “The Role of Clientèles.” In French Government and Society, 1500-1850: Essays in Memory of Alfred Cobban. Edited by J. F. Bosher. London, 1973.

    Durand, Yves, ed. Hommage à Roland Mousnier: Clientèles et fidélités en Europe a l’époque moderne. Paris, 1981.

    Elliott, J. H., and L. W. B. Brockliss, eds. The World of the Favourite. New Haven, 1999.

    Greengrass, Mark. “Noble Affinities in Early Modern France: The Case of Henry I de Montmorency, Constable of France.” European History Quarterly 16 (1986): 275-311.

    Guy, John, ed. The Reign of Elizabeth I: Court and Culture in the Last Decade. Cambridge, U.K., and New York, 1995.

    Haskell, Francis. Patrons and Painters: A Study in the Relations between Italian Art and Society in the Age of the Baroque. Rev. ed. New Haven, 1980.

    Kent, F. W., and Patricia Simons, eds. Patronage, Art and Society in Renaissance Italy. Oxford and New York, 1987.

    Kettering, Sharon. Patronage in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century France. Aldershot, U.K., and Burlington, Vt., 2002.

    . Patrons, Brokers, and Clients in Seventeenth-Century France. New York, 1986.

    More Further Reading

    Le Roux, Nicolas. Le faveur du Roi: Mignons et courtesans au temps des derniers Valois. Paris, 2001.

    Major, J. Russell. “Bastard Feudalism’ and the Kiss: Changing Social Mores in Late Medieval and Early Modern France.” Journal of Interdisciplinary History 17, no. 3 (1987): 509-535.

    . “The Crown and the Aristocracy in Renaissance France.” American Historical Review 69 (1964): 631-646.

    Mettam, Roger. Power and Faction in Louis XIV’s France. Oxford and New York, 1988.

    Mousnier, Roland. The Institutions of France under the Absolute Monarchy, 1598-1789. Translated by Brian Pearce. 2 vols. Chicago, 1979 and 1984.

    Namier, Sir Lewis. The Structure of Politics at the Accession of George III. 2nd ed. London, 1961.

    Peck, Linda Levy. Court Patronage and Corruption in Early Stuart England. Boston, 1990.

    . Northampton: Patronage and Policy at the Court of James I. London, 1982.

    Ranum, Orest. Artisans of Glory: Writers and Historical Thought in Seventeenth-Century France. Chapel Hill, N.C., 1980.

    . Richelieu and the Councillors of Louis XIII: A Study of the Secretaries of State and Superintendents of Finance in the Ministry of Richelieu, 1635-1642. Oxford, 1963.

    Sharon Kettering

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