- a woman who guards or defends someone or something; protector.
Origin of protectress
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Examples from the Web for protectress
If I am to act as your protectress I must know all you can tell me––all!The Bondwoman
Marah Ellis Ryan
And what conceptions they were which the people formed of their protectress in heaven!The Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy
She was now the protectress and the consoler of a man she admired and revered.
She felt herself to be our protectress, and was prepared to do battle in our behalf.In the Eastern Seas
She had apparently a vague idea that he had been unkind to her protectress, and that he was an enemy.The Daughters of Danaus