Definition of patron saint in English:

patron saint

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  • The protecting or guiding saint of a person or place.
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    • 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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