from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A saint who is regarded as the intercessor and advocate in heaven for a nation, place, craft, activity, class, or person.
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- noun A
saintfrom whom a specific groupclaims special protectionor prayers.
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- noun a saint who is considered to be a defender of some group or nation
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