Origin of patroness
Examples from the Web for patroness
Her canonization was finalized in 1946, with the Vatican declaring her Patroness of Immigrants in 1950.
It is a ridiculous thing for the Holby people to do; but I have to go to play the patroness.Cord and Creese|James de Mille
She was a great benefactress of mankind, and patroness of the fine arts.1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described|Edward S. Ellis
But she was quite in love with her idea—she had always had a secret desire to play the patroness to obscure talent.The Wonderful Visit|Herbert George Wells
British Dictionary definitions for patroness
Word Origin for patroness
Word Origin and History for patroness
early 15c., from Medieval Latin patronissa, fem. of patronus "protector, defender" (see patron).