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Patrician - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Patrician' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Patrician [ a.]
- Of or pertaining to the Roman patres (fathers) or senators, or patricians.
- Of, pertaining to, or appropriate to, a person of high birth; noble; not plebeian.
2 . Patrician [ n.]
- 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.
- A person of high birth; a nobleman.
- One familiar with the works of the Christian Fathers; one versed in patristic lore.

Meaning of 'Patrician' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . patrician [ s]
Meaning (1):
- belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy
Example in sentence:
  • a blue family;
  • an aristocratic family;
  • aristocratic bearing;
  • aristocratic Bostonians;
  • aristocratic features;
  • aristocratic government;
  • blue blood;
  • of gentle blood;
  • patrician landholders of the American South;
  • patrician tastes;
  • the blue-blooded aristocracy
Meaning (2):
- befitting a person of noble origin
Example in sentence:
  • a patrician nose