Definition for PAT'RON-AGE


  1. Special countenance or support; fact or aid afforded to second the views of a person or to promote a design. – Sidney.
  2. Guardianship, as of a saint. – Addison.
  3. Advowson; the right of presentation to a church or ecclesiastical benefice. – Encyc.

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