tutelary saint

tutelary saint
Patron, good genius, guardian.

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  • tutelary — /tooht l er ee, tyooht /, adj., n., pl. tutelaries. adj. 1. having the position of guardian or protector of a person, place, or thing: tutelary saint. 2. of or pertaining to a guardian or guardianship. n. 3. a person who has tutelary powers, as a …   Universalium

  • tutelary — /ˈtjutələri/ (say tyoohtuhluhree) adjective 1. having the position of guardian or protector of a person, place, or thing: tutelary saint. 2. of or relating to a guardian or guardianship. –noun 3. one having tutelary authority, as an angel, saint …  

  • tutelary — adj. (also tutelar) 1 a serving as guardian. b relating to a guardian (tutelary authority). 2 giving protection (tutelary saint). Etymology: LL tutelaris, L arius f. tutela: see TUTELAGE …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tutelary deity — A tutelary (also tutelar) is a deity or spirit who is a guardian, patron or protector of a particular place, geographic feature, person, lineage, nation, culture or occupation. Both tutelary and tutelar can be used as either a noun or an… …   Wikipedia

  • tutelary — tu•te•lar•y [[t]ˈtut lˌɛr i, ˈtyut [/t]] also tu•te•lar [[t] l ər[/t]] adj. n. pl. lar•ies 1) having the position of guardian or protector of a person, place, or thing 2) of or pertaining to a guardian or guardianship 3) a person who has tutelary …   From formal English to slang

  • Patron saint — The patron saint of a particular group of people is a saint who would protect and love the group and its members. Prayers by such people are considered more likely to be answered by their patron saint . Some consider it a special devotion to God… …   Wikipedia

  • Patron saint — Patron Pa tron, a. Doing the duty of a patron; giving aid or protection; tutelary. Dryden. [1913 Webster] {Patron saint} (R. C. Ch.), a saint regarded as the peculiar protector of a country, community, church, profession, etc., or of an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Safety — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Safety >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 safety safety security surety impregnability Sgm: N 1 invulnerability invulnerability invulnerableness &c.???adj. Sgm: N 1 danger past danger past danger over Sgm …   English dictionary for students

  • tu|te|lar|y — «TOO tuh LEHR ee, TYOO », adjective, noun, plural lar|ies. –adj. 1. having the position of guardian, especially protecting or watching over a particular person, place, or thing: »a tutelary saint. 2. of a guardian; protective: »a tutelary charm.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Friend — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Friend >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 friend friend friend of one s bosom Sgm: N 1 acquaintance acquaintance neighbor wellwisher Sgm: N 1 alter ego alter ego Sgm: N 1 bosom friend bosom friend fast friend …   English dictionary for students

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