patrician

  1. a person of refined upbringing and manners
  2. a member of the aristocracy

patrician

A member of one of the old, wealthy, aristocratic and powerful families in Rome. Originally a member of the de facto nobility providing senators (patres), then a member of the nobility by birth, for whom access to certain priesthoods and the consulate was reserved. The Republican patriciate was defined and formed in the 5th century BC. This ruling …...

patrician

[adj] - of the hereditary aristocracy or ruling class of ancient Rome or medieval Europe 2. [n] - a person of refined upbringing and manners
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patrician

Member of a privileged class in ancient Rome, which originally dominated the Senate. During the 5th and 4th centuries BC many of the rights formerly exercised by the patricians alone were extended...
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Patrician

Pa·tri'cian adjective [ Latin patricius , from patres fathers or senators, plural of pater : confer French patricien . See Paternal .] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) Of or pertaining to the Roman patres (fathers) or senators, or patricians. 2. Of,...
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patrician

1. Of or pertaining to the Roman patres (fathers) or senators, or patricians. ... 2. Of, pertaining to, or appropriate to, a person of high birth; noble; not plebeian. 'Born in the patrician file of society.' (Sir W. Scott) 'His horse's hoofs wet with patrician blood.' (Addison) ... Origin: L. Patricius, fr. Patres fathers or senators, pl. Of pater...
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patrician

adjective of the hereditary aristocracy or ruling class of ancient Rome or medieval Europe; of honorary nobility in the Byzantine empire
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Patrician

• (a.) Of or pertaining to the Roman patres (fathers) or senators, or patricians. • (a.) Of, pertaining to, or appropriate to, a person of high birth; noble; not plebeian. • (n.) A person of high birth; a nobleman. • (n.) Originally, a member of any of the families constituting the populus Romanus, or body of Roman citizens, bef...
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patrician

any member of a group of citizen families who, in contrast with the plebeian (q.v.) class, formed a privileged class in early Rome.[5 related articles]
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patrician

patrician 1. In ancient Rome; originally, a member of any of the ancient Roman citizen families; later, a member of the nobility; the opposite of plebeian. 2. A person of high rank in some medieval Italian republics and in certain free cities of the German Empire. 3. Any person of high social rank; aristocrat.
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patrician

patrician (putrish'un) , member of the privileged class of ancient Rome. Two distinct classes appear to have come into being at the beginning of the republic. Only the patricians held public office, whether civil or religious. From the 4th cent. B.C. the plebeians struggled constantly for politi...
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patrician

Member of a privileged class in ancient Rome, which originally dominated the Senate. During the 5th and 4th centuries BC many of the rights formerly exercised by the patricians alone were extended to the plebeians, and patrician descent became a matter of prestige
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Patrician

[post-Roman Europe] Patricianship, the quality of belonging to a patriciate, began in the ancient world, where cities such as Ancient Rome had a class of patrician families whose members were the only people allowed to exercise many political functions. In the rise of European towns in the 10th and 11th centuries, the patriciate, a limited ...
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Patrician

[ancient Rome] The term patrician (patricius, πατρίκιος, patrikios) originally referred to a group of ruling class families in ancient Rome, including both their natural and adopted members. In the late Roman Empire, the class was broadened to include high administrative officials, and after the fall of the Western Empire it remain...
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patrician

characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy
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patrician

characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy
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patrician

befitting a person of noble origin
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