clienteles

clientele

[klahy-uhn-tel, klee-ahn-]
noun
1.
the clients or customers, as of a professional person or shop, considered collectively; a group or body of clients: This jewelry store has a wealthy clientele.
2.
dependents or followers.

Origin:
1555–65; < Latin clientēla, equivalent to client- (see client) + -ēla collective noun suffix; (def 1) probably < French clientèle < Latin

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clientele or clientage (ˌkliːɒnˈtɛl, ˈklaɪəntɪdʒ)
 
n
customers or clients collectively
 
[C16: from Latin clientēla, from cliēnsclient]
 
clientage or clientage
 
n
 
[C16: from Latin clientēla, from cliēnsclient]

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clientele
1560s, "body of professed adherents," from Fr. clientèle, from L. clientela "relationship between dependent and patron, body of clients," from clientem (nom. cliens; see client). Meaning "customers" is from 1865, perhaps a reborrowing from Fr.
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