mecenat
 n.— «The Korean Business Council for the Arts, a private nonprofit group founded in 1994 to foster relationships between businesses and the arts communities, conducted a survey of 500 domestic companies and cultural foundations to determine their level of “mecenat,” a French word meaning “sponsorship.” It released the results yesterday.» —“Arts events drew record donations last year: poll” by Yoo Jee-ho JoongAng Daily (Seoul, South Korea) June 29, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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