clientele
noun Etymology: French clientèle, from Latin clientela, from client-, cliens Date: circa 1587 a body of clients <
a shop that caters to an exclusive clientele
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  • clientèle — [ klijɑ̃tɛl ] n. f. • 1352; lat. clientela 1 ♦ Antiq. Ensemble des clients d un patricien. 2 ♦ Fig. Ensemble des gens qui soutiennent un parti politique, qui fréquentent habituellement un milieu. ⇒ adepte, public. Une clientèle d admirateurs. Une …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • clientele — cli‧en‧tele [ˌkliːənˈtel ǁ ˌklaɪənˈtel, ˌkliː ] noun [singular] COMMERCE all the people who regularly use the services of a person or organization: • Her agency has built up a clientele of over 700 actors. • The bar s clientele was almost… …   Financial and business terms

  • clientèle — CLIENTÈLE. s. f. Nom collectif, pour signifier Tous les cliens d un même Seigneur. Il avoit assemblé ce jour là toute sa clientèle. [b]f♛/b] Il signifie aussi La protection que le Patron accorde à ses cliens. Cet homme est sous votre clientèle …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Clientele — Cli en*tele (? or ?), n. [L. clientela: cf. F. client[ e]le.] 1. The condition or position of a client; clientship. [Obs.] Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] 2. The clients or dependents of a nobleman of patron. [1913 Webster] 3. The persons who make… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clientele — 1560s, body of professed adherents, from Fr. clientèle (16c.), from L. clientela relationship between dependent and patron, body of clients, from clientem (nom. cliens; see CLIENT (Cf. client)). Meaning customers is from 1865, perhaps a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • clientele — Clientele. sub. f. C estoit autrefois chez les Romains la protection d un puissant Citoyen. Un tel estoit sous la clientele de Scipion, de Crassus, &c. & il n a presque aucun autre usage …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • clientele — [klī′ən tijklī΄ən tel′; ] also [ klē΄əntel′, klē΄äntel′] n. [Fr clientèle < L clientela, relation of patron and client, patronage: see CLIENT] all one s clients or customers, collectively: also clientage [klī′ən tij] …   English World dictionary

  • clientele — index consumer Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • clientele — *following, public, audience …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • clientele — [n] customers of business audience, business, clientage, clientry, clients, constituency, cortege, dependents, following, market, patronage, patrons, public, regulars, trade; concepts 325,417 Ant. management, ownership …   New thesaurus

  • clientele — ► NOUN ▪ clients or customers collectively. ORIGIN French …   English terms dictionary

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