patronal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin patronalis; compare French patronal.

Adjective[edit]

patronal (comparative more patronal, superlative most patronal)

  1. patron; protecting; favouring
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Thomas Browne to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From patron +‎ -al. Compare Italian patronale.

Adjective[edit]

patronal m (feminine patronale, masculine plural patronaux, feminine plural patronales)

  1. relating to a saint
  2. relating to an employer

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