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patron saint

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Christianity
patron saintˌpatron ˈsaint noun [countable]  RRCa Christian saint who people believe gives special protection to a particular place, activity, or personpatron saint of St. Christopher, the patron saint of travellers
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patron saintBut the parish comprising One Row and the long-since destroyed West Hartburn kept the name of its patron saint.Andrew Carnegie has been called the patron saint of compassionate capitalism.And the ultimate irony about Saint-Mames is that that particular saint Saint-Mames is the patron saint of the stomach.Perseus was the patron saint of poets.patron saint ofSt. Christopher, the patron saint of travelers
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