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Sebastian, St

Pronunciation: /sɪˈbastɪən/
(Late 3rd century), Roman martyr. According to legend he was a soldier who was shot by archers on the orders of Diocletian, but who recovered, confronted the emperor, and was then clubbed to death. Feast day, 20 January.

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