noun \ˈpā-trə-nəs\

: a woman who gives money and support to an artist, organization, etc. : a female patron

Full Definition of PATRONESS

:  a woman who is a patron

Examples of PATRONESS

  1. a patroness of the arts

First Known Use of PATRONESS

15th century


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