Patrician

Definition of 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.

Related Words

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
Word:

Browse

Patio
patio furniture
patisserie
Patly
Patness
Patois
Patolli
Patonce
Patrial
Patriarch
Patriarchal
Patriarchal cross
Patriarchal dispensation
Patriarchate
Patriarchdom
Patriarchic
Patriarchism
Patriarchship
Patriarchy
patricentric
-Patrician-
Patricianism
Patriciate
Patricidal
Patricide
patrikin
patrilineage
patrilineal
Patrimonial
Patrimonially
Patrimony
Patriot
Patriotic
Patriotical
Patriotism
Patriots' Day
Patripassian
Patrist
Patristic
Patristics
Patrizate
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home