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Definitions of patrician

  1. a member of the aristocracy Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy; "an aristocratic family"; "aristocratic Bostonians"; "aristocratic government"; "a blue family"; "blue blood"; "the blue-blooded aristocracy"; "of gentle blood"; "patrician landholders of the American South"; "aristocratic bearing"; "aristocratic features"; "patrician tastes" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. a person of refined upbringing and manners Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. of the hereditary aristocracy or ruling class of ancient Rome or medieval Europe; of honorary nobility in the Byzantine empire Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Of or pertaining to the Roman patres (fathers) or senators, or patricians. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Of, pertaining to, or appropriate to, a person of high birth; noble; not plebeian. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Originally, a member of any of the families constituting the populus Romanus, or body of Roman citizens, before the development of the plebeian order; later, one who, by right of birth or by special privilege conferred, belonged to the nobility. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A person of high birth; a nobleman. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. One familiar with the works of the Christian Fathers; one versed in patristic lore. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Aristocratic. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. One of the nobles of ancient Rome; a person of noble birth. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. A nobleman in ancient Rome, being a descendant of the fathers or first Roman senators: a nobleman. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Pertaining to a patrician or nobleman: noble. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. A nobleman. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Pertaining to a nobleman. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. Of or pertaining to an aristocracy; noble. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Senatorial; noble. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. A nobleman, primarily of primitive senatorial descent in ancient Rome. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. In anc. Rome, one of the nobility. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. Noble; not plebeian. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. pa-trish'an, n. a nobleman in ancient Rome, being a descendant of one of the fathers or first Roman senators: a nobleman.--adj. pertaining to the ancient senators of Rome or to their descendants: of noble birth.--n. PATRIC'IATE, the position or duties of a patrician: the patrician order. [L. patricius--pater, patris, a father.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  22. Ancient Roman noble (cf. PLEBEIAN); member of a noble order in later Roman Empire; officer representing Roman Emperor in provinces of Italy& Africa; nobleman (cf. PLEBEIAN), esp. (hist.) in some Italian republics; (adj.) noble, aristocratic, esp. of the ancient Roman nobility. Hence patricianship n. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
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