Definitions

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  • adj. patron; protecting; favouring

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Patron; protecting; favoring.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Acting the part of a patron; protecting; favoring.

Etymologies

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Latin patronalis; compare French patronal.

Examples

  • This nine-day party is called a novena, and throughout Mexico a full-on fiesta patronal is always nine days.

    November celebrations

  • The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption will be celebrating its patronal feast day with a celebration of Vêspres de la Vierge (Op. 18) by Marcel Dupré.

    Metropolitan Cathedral of Edinburgh

  • But he's never mentioned as such any more and I don't know what became of his patronal status.

    She Doesn't Pay Her Musicians!

  • Presumably it is the day to celebrate the feast if it is your patronal feast.

    Loitering at Liturgies in London

  • One question, given that the Feast of the Precious Blood was abolished from the new calendar, how did the cathedral celebrate their patronal feast?

    Loitering at Liturgies in London

  • Dr Laurence Hemming had to hand an Octavarium showing that in the older tradition, not only were there many minor octaves of universal observance, but there were also octaves for local Churches for their patronal feast and the dedication of the Church.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • It is tragic and ironic that the scandal that led to the fall of the French monarchy would explode on the patronal feast day of the kingdom, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

    Arrest of Cardinal de Rohan

  • Having again experienced, in November 2006, the joy and emotion of the personal and blessed participation of Your Holiness in the patronal feast of Constantinople, the commemoration of the St. Andrew the Apostle, the First Called, I set out "with a joyous step" from Fener in the New Rome, to come to you to participate in your joy in the patronal feast of Old Rome.

    Archive 2008-06-29

  • I now write for this magazine regularly, and this month being the patronal month of the Precious Blood, I was able to research and write about that, and the tradition of the Holy Grail, and Joseph of Arimithea...go on, get a copy.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • That the cult of St George was popular with English knights on crusade is, indeed, generally recognised as the origin of his patronal status for England.

    Archive 2008-04-01

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