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English noun: patron saint

1. patron saint (person) a saint who is considered to be a defender of some group or nation

Broader (hypernym)defender, guardian, protector, saint, shielder

Instance hyponymChristopher, Crispin, David, Father Christmas, George, Kriss Kringle, Patrick, Saint Christopher, Saint Crispin, Saint David, Saint George, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Saint Patrick, Santa, Santa Claus, St. Christopher, St. Crispin, St. David, St. George, St. Nick, St. Patrick

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