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Patrician

Pa`tri´cian
a.1.(Rom. Antiq.) 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.
n.1.(Rom. Antiq.) 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.
2.A person of high birth; a nobleman.
3.One familiar with the works of the Christian Fathers; one versed in patristic lore.
Noun1.patrician - a person of refined upbringing and manners
2.Patricianpatrician - a member of the aristocracy
Adj.1.patrician - of the hereditary aristocracy or ruling class of ancient Rome or medieval Europe; of honorary nobility in the Byzantine empire
Antonyms:
plebeian - of the common people of ancient Rome; "a plebeian magistrate"
proletarian, propertyless - the lowest class of citizens of ancient Rome who had no property
2.patrician - 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"
Brahman, archduke, aristocrat, aristocratic, armiger, baron, baronet, blue blood, chivalrous, count, daimio, ducal, duke, earl, esquire, exalted, genteel, gentle, gentleman, gentlemanlike, gentlemanly, grand duke, grandee, hidalgo, high, kinglike, kingly, knightly, lace-curtain, ladylike, laird, landgrave, lord, lordling, magnate, magnifico, margrave, marquis, noble, nobleman, of gentle blood, of rank, optimate, palsgrave, peer, princelike, princely, queenlike, queenly, quite the lady, seigneur, seignior, silk-stocking, squire, swell, thoroughbred, titled, upper-cruster, viscount, waldgrave
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