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PATRON SAINT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does patron saint mean? 

PATRON SAINT (noun)
  The noun PATRON SAINT has 1 sense:

1. a saint who is considered to be a defender of some group or nation

  Familiarity information: PATRON SAINT used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PATRON SAINT (noun)


Sense 1patron saint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A saint who is considered to be a defender of some group or nation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("patron saint" is a kind of...):

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)

Instance hyponyms:

Father Christmas; Kriss Kringle; Saint Nick; Santa; Santa Claus; St. Nick (the legendary patron saint of children)

Christopher; Saint Christopher; St. Christopher (Christian martyr and patron saint of travellers (3rd century))

Crispin; Saint Crispin; St. Crispin (patron saint of shoemakers; he and his brother were martyred for trying to spread Christianity (3rd century))

David; Saint David; St. David (patron saint of Wales (circa 520-600))

George; Saint George; St. George (Christian martyr; patron saint of England; hero of the legend of Saint George and the Dragon in which he slew a dragon and saved a princess (?-303))

Patrick; Saint Patrick; St. Patrick (Apostle and patron saint of Ireland; an English missionary to Ireland in the 5th century)


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