Definition of patron saint noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


patron saint

BrE BrE//ˌpeɪtrən ˈseɪnt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpeɪtrən ˈseɪnt//
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a Christian saint who is believed to protect a particular place or group of people St Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint St Christopher, patron saint of travellers
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: patron saint