Definition of patroness
: a woman who is a patron
Examples of patroness in a Sentence
a patroness of the arts
Recent Examples of patroness from the Web
The Madonna del Ghisallo became known as the patroness of travelers.
Meanwhile, Milo Davenport (Emily Ferranti), a wealthy American art lover seeking repute as a patroness of the arts, meets all three men and falls for Jerry.
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PATRONESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of patroness for English Language Learners
: a woman who gives money and support to an artist, organization, etc. : a female patron
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