patronal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin patronalis; compare French patronal.

Adjective[edit]

patronal (comparative more patronal, superlative most patronal)

  1. patron; protecting; favouring
    • Sir Thomas Browne
      Lest the name thereof being discovered unto their enemies, their penates and patronal god might be called forth by charms and incantations.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From patron +‎ -al. Compare Italian patronale.

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. (attributive) saint
  2. (attributive) relating to an employer

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

patrono +‎ -al or patrón +‎ -al

Adjective[edit]

patronal (plural patronales)

  1. (attributive) patron saint
  2. patronal
  3. (attributive) owner of a house where someone is a guest
  4. (attributive) employer
  5. (attributive) management
  6. (attributive, nautical) skipper

Noun[edit]

patronal f (plural patronales)

  1. management
  2. employers