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clientage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n clientage relation of a client to a patron
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Clientage A body of clients.
    • Clientage State of being client.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n clientage In Roman antiquity, the state or condition of being a client under the patronage of another.
    • n clientage The condition of being the client of a lawyer or other representative of one's interests.
    • n clientage A body of clients, in any sense of the word.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Clientage the whole number of one's clients: the client's relation to the patron
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. cliens, for cluens, one who hears or listens (to advice), from cluēre, to hear.

Usage

In literature:

To mass it in a phrase, its clientage is the Human Race.
"Christian Science" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
I wonder he finds time to write bulky pamphlets: for surely modesty, like his, must secure success and clientage at the bar.
"Coleridge's Literary Remains, Volume 4." by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
For a young man he had already a considerable clientage.
"Unleavened Bread" by Robert Grant
It would be absurd for him now to furbish up the rusty weapons of the law and enter again upon the tedious labor of collecting a clientage.
"John Quincy Adams" by John. T. Morse
Why, your clientage as a fashionable physician, O sublime Jenkins, is made up of nothing else.
"The Nabob, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Alphonse Daudet
Clientage.+ Down to about 200 B.C.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
The polite professional man secures the best clientage.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
The Roman element of feudalism finds its representation in clientage.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
The library had a limited and dwindling clientage.
"The Library and Society" by Various
The Negro lawyer serves almost exclusively colored clientage, so that his existence is half forgotten by the white world.
"The Negro in the South" by Booker T. Washington
He considered that with such a clientage his fortune was assured.
"Frédérique; vol. 1" by Charles Paul de Kock
He early acquired the reputation of a sound and able lawyer, and obtained an extensive clientage.
"Sketches of Successful New Hampshire Men" by Various
SLAVERY and clientage, 180.
"The Private Life of the Romans" by Harold Whetstone Johnston
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