Definition of Patrician

1. Noun. A person of refined upbringing and manners.

Generic synonyms: Adult, Grownup



2. Adjective. Befitting a person of noble origin. "A patrician nose"
Similar to: Refined

3. Noun. A member of the aristocracy.
Exact synonyms: Aristocrat, Blue Blood
Group relationships: Aristocracy, Nobility
Generic synonyms: Leader
Specialized synonyms: Baronet, Bart, Brahman, Brahmin, Female Aristocrat, Highness, Male Aristocrat, Prince, Princess, Raja, Rajah, Ranee, Rani
Derivative terms: Aristocratical

4. Adjective. Belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy. "Patrician tastes"

Definition of Patrician

1. a. Of or pertaining to the Roman patres (fathers) or senators, or patricians.

2. 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.

Definition of Patrician

1. Noun. 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 senior class of Romans, who, with certain property, had by right a seat in the Roman Senate. ¹

2. Noun. A person of high birth; a nobleman. ¹

3. Noun. One familiar with the works of the Christian Fathers; one versed in patristic lore or life. ¹

4. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the Roman patres (fathers) or senators, or patricians. ¹

5. Adjective. Of, pertaining to, or appropriate to, a person of high birth; noble; not plebeian. ¹

6. Adjective. Of or pertaining to St. Patrick. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Patrician

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Medical Definition of Patrician

1. 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: cf. F. Patricien. See Paternal. 1. 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. Origin: L. Patricius: cf. F. Patricien. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Patrician

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Literary usage of Patrician

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1. The Ancient World from the Earliest Times to 800 A.D. by Willis Mason West (1904)
"At best, they could vote only upon laws proposed by patrician magistrates, and they could help elect only patrician officers, who had been nominated by ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1844)
"Except an original and self-inherent claim of sovereignty, there •was not any prerogative remaining, which the title of emperor could add to the patrician ..."

3. The History of Rome by Wilhelm Ihne (1871)
"Foundation of patrician authority. Need of CHAPTER IX. THE DECEMVIRS AND THE LAWS OF THE TWELVE TABLES. 451 BC BY the treaty of peace concluded by the two ..."

4. Italy and Her Invaders by Thomas Hodgkin (1880)
"The extraordinary development of the power of office ' the patrician' is one ... Under the Empire most of the still surviving patrician families perished by ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"This position was probably tolerable during the monarchy, when the king served to hold the power of the patrician families in check. ..."

6. The Historical Geography of Europe by Edward Augustus Freeman (1882)
"He also bore the title of patrician of the Romans ; but, though the taking ... patrician of itself implied a commission from the Emperor, and, though it was ..."

7. The Historical Geography of Europe by Edward Augustus Freeman (1882)
"The title of patrician of itself implied a commission from the Emperor, and, though it was ... Charles, as patrician, was virtually sovereign of Eome, ..."

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