patronne

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n patronne a woman who is a patron or the wife of a patron
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Usage

In literature:

Genevieve was the patronne of the virgins as well as of the city of Paris.
"Mlle. Fouchette" by Charles Theodore Murray
As we came in the patronne handed me a note.
"A Woman's Experience in the Great War" by Louise Mack
Before that hour I was fumbling upstairs guided by the patronne, who carried a two-inch stub of candle between her fingers.
"Current History, Vol. VIII, No. 3, June 1918" by Various
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