Definition of clientelistic in English:


Pronunciation /-telˈistik/


See clientelism

‘Elections were controlled through a clientelistic system based on the influence of landowners who thus wielded considerable power.’
  • ‘Fascism thus laid the foundation for the post-war creation of a sectional and clientelistic system of welfare.’
  • ‘The two majority parties have a long tradition of populist politics and they are quite prone to create clientelistic relations.’
  • ‘However, political parties tended to represent sectional interests and operate along clientelistic lines and prone to graft and patronage.’
  • ‘When the Republic was proclaimed, they adapted easily to an electoral politics that was decentralised and clientelistic.’