patron saint

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patron saint

n.
A saint who is regarded as the intercessor and advocate in heaven for a nation, place, craft, activity, class, or person.

patron saint

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a saint regarded as the particular guardian of a country, church, trade, person, etc

pa′tron saint′


n.
a saint regarded as the special guardian of a person, group, trade, country, etc.
[1710–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.patron saint - a saint who is considered to be a defender of some group or nationpatron saint - a saint who is considered to be a defender of some group or nation
defender, guardian, protector, shielder - a person who cares for persons or property
saint - a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
Translations
شَفيع
-kapatron
skytshelgen
saint patron
védõszentvédőszent
verndardÿrlingur
patrón
koruyucu aziz

patron saint

n (of church etc)Schutzpatron(in) m(f), → Schutzheilige(r) mf

patron saint

npatrono/a

patron

(ˈpeitrən) noun
1. a person who supports (often with money) an artist, musician, writer, form of art etc. He's a patron of the arts.
2. a (regular) customer of a shop etc. The manager said that he knew all his patrons.
patronage (ˈpӕtrənidʒ) , ((American) ˈpei-) noun
the support given by a patron.
ˈpatronize, ˈpatronise (ˈpӕ-) , ((American) ˈpei-) verb
1. to behave towards (someone) in a way which is kind and friendly but which nevertheless shows that one thinks oneself to be more important, clever etc than that person. He's a nice fellow but he does patronize his assistants.
2. to visit (a shop, theatre, society etc) regularly. That's not a shop I patronize nowadays.
ˈpatronizing, ˈpatronising adjective
ˈpatronizingly, ˈpatronisingly adverb
patron saint
a saint who protects a particular person, group of people, country etc. St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland.
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And so, driven by his present life into a desperate daydream, he applies for a job as a heavenly protector.