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1. A person of refined upbringing, manners, and tastes.
2. A member of an aristocracy; an aristocrat.
3. A member of one of the noble families of the ancient Roman Republic, which before the third century bc had exclusive rights to the Senate and the magistracies.
4. Used as a title for members of a class of honorary nobility appointed by the Byzantine emperors.
5. A member of the hereditary ruling class in the medieval free cities of Italy and Germany.
[Middle English patricion, from Old French patricien, from Latin patricius, from patrēs (cōnscrīptī), enrolled fathers, senators, pl. of pater, patr-, father; see pəter- in Indo-European roots.]
1. (Historical Terms) a member of the hereditary aristocracy of ancient Rome. In the early republic the patricians held almost all the higher offices. Compare plebs2
2. (Historical Terms) a high nonhereditary title awarded by Constantine and his eastern Roman successors for services to the empire
3. (Historical Terms) (in medieval Europe)
a. a title borne by numerous princes including several emperors from the 8th to the 12th centuries
b. a member of the upper class in numerous Italian republics and German free cities
4. an aristocrat
5. a person of refined conduct, tastes, etc
6. (Historical Terms) (esp in ancient Rome) of, relating to, or composed of patricians
8. oligarchic and often antidemocratic or nonpopular: patrician political views.
[C15: from Old French patricien, from Latin patricius noble, from pater father]
1. a person of noble or high rank; aristocrat.
2. a person of breeding, education, and refinement.
3. a member of the original hereditary aristocracy of ancient Rome, having such privileges as the exclusive right to hold certain offices. Compare plebs (def. 1).adj.
4. of high social rank or noble family; aristocratic.
5. befitting of, or characteristic of, patricians.
[1400–50; late Middle English patricion < Old French patricien < Latin patrici(us) patrician (pat(e)r father + -icius adj. suffix)]
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|Noun||1.||patrician - a person of refined upbringing and manners|
|2.||patrician - a member of the aristocracy |
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
baronet, Bart - a member of the British order of honor; ranks below a baron but above a knight; "since he was a baronet he had to be addressed as Sir Henry Jones, Bart."
brahman, brahmin - a member of a social and cultural elite (especially a descendant of an old New England family); "a Boston brahman"
female aristocrat - a woman who is an aristocrat
Highness - (Your Highness or His Highness or Her Highness) title used to address a royal person
male aristocrat - a man who is an aristocrat
prince - a male member of a royal family other than the sovereign (especially the son of a sovereign)
princess - a female member of a royal family other than the queen (especially the daughter of a sovereign)
|Adj.||1.||patrician - befitting a person of noble origin; "a patrician nose"|
refined - (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel; "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste"
|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"|
noble - of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times; "of noble birth"
A. ADJ → patricio
B. N → patricio/a m/f
1. adj (family, looks, features) → aristocratico/a
2. n → nobile m/f