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- The body or class of people who frequent an establishment or purchase a service, especially when considered as forming a more-or-less homogeneous group of clients in terms of values or habits.
- As a sex worker, Helen's clientele encompasses a broad range of different ages, races and social statuses.
- 1997: Chris Horrocks, Introducing Foucault, page 34 (Totem Books, Icon Books; ISBN 1840460865)
- The bars’ clientèle called Foucault “Herr Doktor”.
1998 March 14, Patricia Bates, “Parks' Record Rack: Serving Southeast Texas Flavor For 39 Years”, Billboard, volume 110, number 11, page 112:
- Due to its mixed clientele over the years, the Record Rack has a varied product array.
body of clients who frequent an establishment
- plural of