Origin of patroness
Related formssub·pa·tron·ess, noun
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