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- (Roman Catholicism, Eastern Catholicism) A saint who is identified with a particular church, region, group, individual, action, situation, etc., of which they are considered the patron (or protector and supporter).
- St. Anthony is the patron saint of finding lost objects and St. Térèse of Lisieux is the patron of foreign missions.
- My patron saint is St. Andrew.
saint from whom a specific group claims special protection or prayer