Simple Definition of patron saint
: a saint who is believed to protect a particular place or type of person
: a person who is known or admired as a leader or example
Full Definition of patron saint
1 : a saint to whose protection and intercession a person, a society, a church, or a place is dedicated
2 : an original leader or prime exemplar
Examples of patron saint
St. David is the patron saint of Wales.
St. Christopher is the patron saint of travelers.
The success of her books has made her the patron saint of a new literary movement.
First Known Use of patron saint
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Definition of patron saint
: a saint to whom a church or society is dedicated
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