patroness definition

  • noun:
    • a lady just who aids, shields, or champions some one or something, like an institution, event, or cause; a sponsor or benefactor.
    • a female who possesses the right to give an ecclesiastical benefice to a part of this clergy.
    • A patron saint. See Usage Note at -ess.
    • a lady whom sponsors or aids certain activity, person etc.; a lady patron.
    • a lady patron or assistant.
    • a lady patron.
    • a woman that is a patron or even the wife of a patron

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