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patron
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The Mill on the Floss
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as in: a patron saint Define
in some Christian denominations: a saint who is thought to look after a group, activity, or place
  • But older even than this old hall is perhaps the bit of wall now built into the belfry of the parish church, and said to be a remnant of the original chapel dedicated to St. Ogg, the patron saint of this ancient town, of whose history I possess several manuscript versions.

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  • Saint George is the patron saint of soldiers.
  • The statue in the garden is of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

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unspecified meaning
  • And I’d take you in, if I saw you swimming," he added, in the tone of a benevolent patron.

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as in: a patron of the arts Define
someone who contributes money to an organization or: a supporter of an organization or person
as in: a patron of the restaurant Define
a customer -- especially a regular one
as in: a patron saint Define
in some Christian denominations: a saint who is thought to look after a group, activity, or place
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