Definition of Hearst, Patty
- (1954-) US newspaper heiress; full name Patricia Campbell Hearst; granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst. Kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army in 1974, she was brainwashed, took the name of Tania, and joined them in their criminal activities. After being found by the FBI in 1975, she was tried and convicted of bank robbery in 1976 and served nearly two years of her sentence. In 2001, she was pardoned by President Clinton.