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The act of founding a church, chapel, or religious institution, and the privileges accorded to such benefactors. Patronage also refers to the special heavenly patrons officially assigned to nations, dioceses, communities, and institutions.
All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.