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Tolerant father to draw on New Testament (7)


I believe the answer is:


'tolerant' is the definition.
(associated in meaning)

'father to draw on new testament' is the wordplay.
'father' becomes 'pa' (pa can mean dad or father).
'to draw' becomes 'tie' (synonyms).
'on' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'new testament' becomes 'nt'.

(Other definitions for patient that I've seen before include "Long-suffering - person in hospital" , "Calm" , "Willing to wait" , "One receiving medical care" , "One receives medical care" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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