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patron saint Syllabification: pa·tron saint
Pronunciation: /ˈpātrən sānt/

Definition of patron saint in English:


The protecting or guiding saint of a person or place.
Example sentences
  • Mother insisted that William and I each say a prayer to Saint Christopher, the patron saint of travellers.
  • He was a devout catholic and was always writing prayers to his patron saint, Saint Rita of lost causes.
  • Saint Devote, the patron saint of Monaco, is venerated in a ritual held on 27 January every year.
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