Meaning of clientelist in English:

clientelist

(also clientilist)

Pronunciation /ˌklʌɪənˈtɛlɪst/ /ˌkliːənˈtɛlɪst/

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or characterized by clientelism; = "clientelistic".

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Western Political Quarterly. From clientele + -ist, after clientelism.