from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A saint who is regarded as the intercessor and advocate in heaven of a nation, place, craft, activity, class, or person.
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- n. A saint from whom a specific group claims special protection or prayers.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a saint regarded as the peculiar protector of a country, community, church, profession, etc., or of an individual.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a saint who is considered to be a defender of some group or nation
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