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Maecenatism

[may-SI-nə-tɪz-əm]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, early 17th century

1.

Patronage.

Examples of Maecenatism in a sentence

"The museum honored the donors at a reception for their maecenatism."

"Thanks to the maecenatism of regular shoppers, the local businesses were thriving."

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About Maecenatism

This word originates from the classical Latin word "maecēnāt," which means a patron of the arts.

Did you Know?

The word maecenatism comes from the ancient Roman diplomat Gaius Maecenas. Besides being well-known for being a counselor to Emperor Augustus, Maecenas was famous for patronizing the arts — specifically literature and poetry.

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