See patron saint.
Christianity a person or body having the right to present a clergyman to a benefice. Patron saint 1717 originally was simply patron late 14c. At the time, last March, the then-46-year-old Omidyar was being heralded as a patron saint of the financially beleaguered newsbiz.
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Maid Marian Thomas Love Peacock. Commercial sense of "regular customer" first recorded c. Michelangelo tricked his patron about the David, but sometimes he was forcibly reminded who paid the bills. Roman History.
But the patron is a friend of mine; he will do his very best for you after what I have written. Related Words for patron advocate , benefactor , backer , leader , philanthropist , fan , sponsor , supporter , friend , well-wisher , customer , buyer , client , shopper , head , angel , helper , guardian , partisan , sympathizer.
Irish a variant spelling of pattern 2. Each of his men had, as usual, a patron saint according to his name or taste.
Meaning "one who advances the cause" of an artist, institution, etc. He was a scion of immense wealth, a civil rights activist, and an art collector and patron. I began to thank my patron saint that the Snake River was crossed. See pattern. Napoleon was neither boy nor man, patron , king, nor pope; he was Napoleon! The artist came down and stood beside his patron to assess things.
Historical Examples of patron But the patron is a friend of mine; he will do his very best for you after what I have written. I hardly spoke to every patron , but there may have been some validity to his assessment. In the Valley Harold Frederic. Contemporary Examples of patron I hardly spoke to every patron , but there may have been some validity to his assessment.