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clientage

[klahy-uh n-tij] /ˈklaɪ ən tɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a body of clients; clientele.
2.
Also, clienthood. the relationship of a client to a patron; dependency.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; client + -age
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Examples for clientage
  • It basically describes the feudal system, or variations on political systems founded upon clientage.
  • He became quite successful and secured a large clientage.
British Dictionary definitions for clientage

clientele

/ˌkliːɒnˈtɛl/
noun
1.
customers or clients collectively
Word Origin
C16: from Latin clientēla, from cliēnsclient
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