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patron saintnoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​Christian saint who is ​believed to give ​specialhelp to a ​particularplace, ​activity, ​person, or ​type of ​object: St John Bosco is the ​patronsaint of Turin.
(Definition of patron saint from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “patron saint”
in Chinese (Simplified) 守护圣人,主保圣人…
in Turkish koruyucu aziz…
in Russian святой-покровитель…
in Chinese (Traditional) 守護聖徒,守護神…
in Polish patron/ka…
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