- a saint regarded as the particular guardian of a country, church, trade, person, etc
Example Sentences Including 'patron saint'
But you'll never come across the patron saint of calligraphers: they have thrown their lot in with the opposition.
THE CALLIGRAPHER (2003)
He has put his own stamp on November 30 with a series of striking cards singing the praises of our patron saint.
Sun, News of the World (1999)
I didn't hang about thanking whoever is the patron saint of gumshoes, I just walked straight in.
DEAD BEAT (2002)
Newfoundland is the only province that honours the patron saint of Ireland.
Ottawa Sun (2003)
Someone at the Yard had recommended the Agence St Hubert: well, Hubert was the patron saint of hunters, an auspicious start.
Moondrop to Murder
Ted Nugent, patron saint of the deranged big-game carnivorous hunter, swears by it.
The Prince of Wales starts his tour in the west auspiciously on St David's Day, named after the patron saint of Wales.
The Mercury, Sunday Tasmanian (2005)
The youngsters all have their own reasons for wanting to celebrate the nation's patron saint.
Sun, News of the World (2004)
Well, I guess the patron saint of left-handedness must be Leonardo da Vinci.
THE MEDICAL MYSTERIES E-OMNIBUS (2001)
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