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 in a sentence
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
PATRON SAINT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of patron saint for English Language Learners
: 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
PATRON SAINT Defined for Kids
Definition of patron saint for Students
: a saint to whom a church or society is dedicated
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