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Definition of "patron saint" []

  • A saint who is regarded as the intercessor and advocate in heaven of a nation, place, craft, activity, class, or person. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "patron saint" in a sentence
  • "She promised to pray for me, then suggested I say special prayers to St. Anthony, the patron saint of all things lost."
  • "“Marisela Cordes, patron saint of glam,” I scoffed."
  • "He is the patron saint of bakers, butchers, and clock-makers."
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