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Part of Speech: Noun

Sense 1:

A patronus is a term used in the fictional world of Harry Potter, referring to a magical manifestation of positive energy used to ward off soul-sucking creatures called Dementors.

Example sentence: Harry Potter conjured a stag patronus to protect himself and his friends from the Dementors.

Sense 2:

In general usage, a patronus can refer to a personal guardian or protector.

Example sentence: Sir John has been my mentor and patronus throughout my career.

Sense 3:

In ancient Rome, a patronus was a wealthy individual who financially supported and protected an artist or performer.

Example sentence: The famous poet had a dedicated patronus who sponsored his writing and ensured his work had an audience.

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