Part of speech: noun
Origin: Latin, early 17th century
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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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.