Patronage vs Benefit - What's the difference?

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Patronage is a related term of benefit.


As nouns the difference between patronage and benefit

is that patronage is patronage while benefit is an advantage, help, sake or aid from something.

As a verb benefit is

to be or to provide a benefit to.

patronage

Noun

  • The act of providing approval and support; backing; championship.
  • His vigorous patronage of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives.
  • Customers collectively; clientele; business.
  • The restaurant had an upper class patronage .
  • A communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient; condescension; disdain.
  • (politics) Granting favours or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support.
  • Guardianship, as of a saint; tutelary care.
  • (Addison)
  • The right of nomination to political office.
  • (UK, legal) The right of presentation to church or ecclesiastical benefice; advowson.
  • (Blackstone)

    Verb

    (patronag)
  • To support by being a patron of.
  • * 2003 , Hubert Michael Seiwert, Popular Religious Movements and Heterodox Sects in Chinese History , BRILL, ISBN 9789004131460, [http://books.google.com/books?id=Xg-gcQq1TGQC&pg=PA62&dq=patronaged page 62]:
  • Mingdi continued the policy of his father who had patronaged Confucian learning.
  • * 2004 , C.K. Gandhirajan, Organized Crime , APH Publishing Corporation, ISBN 978-81-7648-481-7, [http://books.google.com/books?id=ohyhsmWmelAC&pg=PA147&dq=patronaged page 147]:
  • Table 5.4 reveals the role of criminal gangs’ patron under each crime category. From this, we can understand that 74 percent of the mercenaries are patronaged and supported by the politicians either of the ruling or opposition party.
  • * 2007 , Stefaan Fiers and Ineke Secker, “A Career through the Party”, chapter 6 of Maurizio Cotta and Heinrich Best (editors), Democratic Representation in Europe , Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-923420-2, [http://books.google.com/books?id=EtetpwF-xHMC&pg=PA138&dq=patronaged page 138]:
  • To summarize: a person with a party political background is thus defined as ‘a person that has served in (a) and/or (b) a non-elective position inside the party administration of patronaged position in another organisation, i.e. the political functionary ’.
  • To be a regular customer or client of; to patronize; to patronise; to support; to keep going.
  • * in The Primary Teacher (magazine), Volume III, Number ??, New-England Publishing Company, [http://books.google.com/books?id=sxgVAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA33&dq=patronaged page 63]:
  • This house is largely patronaged by the professors and students of many of the Educational Institutions of New England and the Middle States; and all perons visiting New York, either for business or pleasure, will find this an excellent place at which to stop.
  • * 1902 May, in Oregon Poultry Journal , [http://books.google.com/books?id=flRMAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA27&dq=patronage page 27]:
  • Mr. F. A. Welch, of the Oak View Poultry Farm, Salem, starts an add with us this issue. Our readers will be treated well, if they patronage Mr. Welch.
  • * 2002 , Kevin Fox Gotham, Race, Real Estate, and Uneven Development , SUNY Press, ISBN 978-0-7914-5377-3, [http://books.google.com/books?id=CRG0QOEw9wAC&pg=PA28&dq=patronaged page 28]:
  • Most public establishments catered to Blacks, and Whites actively patronaged some black-owned businesses (Martin 1982, 6, 9–11; Slingsby 1980, 31–32).
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    benefit

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An advantage, help, sake or aid from something.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , passage=When this conversation was repeated in detail within the hearing of the young woman in question, and undoubtedly for his benefit , Mr. Trevor threw shame to the winds and scandalized the Misses Brewster then and there by proclaiming his father to have been a country storekeeper.}}
  • A payment made in accordance with an insurance policy or a public assistance scheme.
  • A performance, etc, given to raise funds for some cause.
  • (obsolete) beneficence; liberality
  • Derived terms

    * beneficial * benefiter

    Synonyms

    * (advantage, help ): foredeal, advantage, aid, assistance, boon, help * (payment ): subsidy

    Antonyms

    * (advantage, help ): disadvantage, encumbrance, hindrance, nuisance, obstacle, detriment

    See also

    * lagniappe

    Verb

  • To be or to provide a benefit to.
  • * Bible, Jer. xviii. 10
  • I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them.
  • To receive a benefit (from); to be a beneficiary.
  • Usage notes

    * Benefiting and benefited are more common, with benefitting and benefitted being a minor variant especially in the US.

    Synonyms

    * help, batten

    Antonyms

    * malefic * detriment

    Derived terms

    (terms derived from "benefit") * benefit association * benefit dollar * benefit in kind * benefit of clergy * benefit principle * benefit society * benefit-cost analysis * benefit-cost ratio * benefits coordinator * bennies * cafeteria benefit * child tax benefit * core benefit * cost-benefit analysis * death benefit * elective benefit * employee benefit * equivalent annual benefit * family benefit * friend with benefits * fringe benefit * income-related benefit * injury benefit * maternity benefit * means-tested benefit * nonstatutory fringe benefit * nonwage benefit * private benefit * risk-benefit * sickness benefit * state benefit * stranded benefit * supplementary benefit * survivor benefit * unemployment benefit * variable death benefit *