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pa·tron saint

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. patron saintnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. patron saintnoun

    A saint from whom a specific group claims special protection or prayers.

Wikipedia

  1. Patron saint

    A patron saint, patroness saint, patron hallow or heavenly protector is a saint who in Catholicism, Anglicanism, or Eastern Orthodoxy is regarded as the heavenly advocate of a nation, place, craft, activity, class, clan, family, or person.

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  1. patron saint

    A patron saint is a heavenly advocate or intercessor who has been chosen as a special protector or guardian over a particular place, profession, group, occupation, cause, individual, or even an entire country. People often turn to their patron saints for guidance, protection and intercession before God. Becoming a patron saint generally involves canonization by the church, and the person is usually known for having lived a life of heroic virtue or martyrdom.

Wikidata

  1. Patron saint

    A patron saint or a patron hallow is a saint who in many Christian denominations is regarded as the tutelary spirit or heavenly advocate of a nation, place, craft, activity, class, clan, family, or person. Patron saints, having already transcended to the metaphysical, are believed to be able to intercede effectively for the needs of their special charges.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of patron saint in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of patron saint in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of patron saint in a Sentence

  1. John McCain:

    But I have to tell you ... the power of this maritime lobby is as powerful as anybody or any organization I have run up against in my political career. All I can do is appeal to the patron saint of lost causes and keep pressing and pressing and sooner or later you have to succeed.

  2. Robert C. Morlino:

    So let’s be politically incorrect, like St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of political incorrectness.

  3. Lisa Bitel:

    And much like love itself, St. Valentine and his reputation as the patron saint of love are not matters of verifiable history, but of faith.

  4. Filmmaker Katie Cokinos:

    When we were trying to raise money, having Rick present and people seeing that he gave his blessings and liked the script, that definitely helped, rick's been a patron saint of the film.

  5. John McCain:

    It's one of these things you just propose amendments to bills and encourage hearings and sooner or later the dam breaks, but I have to tell you ... the power of this maritime lobby is as powerful as anybody or any organization I have run up against in my political career. All I can do is appeal to the patron saint of lost causes and keep pressing and pressing and sooner or later you have to succeed.


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