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by Emily
(Colorado springs , co )

Dear Latin Teacher,


Does the two word phrase "Patronus Liberum" mean - advocate or protector of children? Is there a better Latin phrase to convey this?

Thank you,

Emily


Dear Emily,

Your Latin phrase is correct. Patronus liberum may mean protector of children.

The word liberum is a genitive plural meaning of the children. Its full form is liberorum, but the syllable -or- was often removed, leaving liberum.





Hope this helps, and thanks for asking a Latin teacher.

Sincerely,

John

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