Definition of Lawrence, St in English:

Lawrence, St

proper noun

  • (d.258), Roman martyr and deacon of Rome; Latin name Laurentius. According to tradition, Lawrence was ordered by the prefect of Rome to deliver up the treasure of the Church; when in response to this order he presented the poor people of Rome to the prefect, he was roasted to death on a gridiron. Feast day, 10 August.

Pronunciation:

Lawrence, St

/ˈlɒrəns/