Patroness



[pey-truh-nis] /ˈpeɪ trə nɪs/

noun
1.
a woman who protects, supports, or sponsors someone or something.
/ˈpeɪtrənˌɛs/
noun
1.
a woman who sponsors or aids artists, charities, etc; protector or benefactor
2.
See patron saint
n.

early 15c., from Medieval Latin patronissa, fem. of patronus “protector, defender” (see patron).

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    [pey-truh-nahyz, pa‐] /ˈpeɪ trəˌnaɪz, ˈpæ‐/ verb (used with object), patronized, patronizing. 1. to give (a store, restaurant, hotel, etc.) one’s regular ; trade with. 2. to behave in an offensively condescending manner toward: a professor who patronizes his students. 3. to act as a toward (an artist, institution, etc.); support. /ˈpætrəˌnaɪz/ verb 1. to behave […]



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    [pey-truh-nahyz, pa‐] /ˈpeɪ trəˌnaɪz, ˈpæ‐/ verb (used with object), patronized, patronizing. 1. to give (a store, restaurant, hotel, etc.) one’s regular ; trade with. 2. to behave in an offensively condescending manner toward: a professor who patronizes his students. 3. to act as a toward (an artist, institution, etc.); support. /ˈpætrəˌnaɪz/ verb 1. to behave […]

  • Patronization

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