patrician class

  • 1 patrician — [adj] upper class aristocratic, blueblooded*, gentle, grand, highborn, high class, noble, royal, wellborn; concepts 334,549 Ant. common, lower class patrician [n] person born to upper class aristocrat, blue blood*, gentleperson, noble,… …

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  • 2 patrician — ► NOUN 1) an aristocrat. 2) a member of the nobility in ancient Rome. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to or characteristic of aristocrats; upper class. ORIGIN Latin patricius having a noble father , from pater father …

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  • 3 patrician — [pə trish′ən] n. [ME patricion < MFr patricien < L patricius < patres, senators, lit., fathers, pl. of pater,FATHER] 1. in ancient Rome a) a member of any of the ancient Roman citizen families b) later, a member of the nobility: opposed… …

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  • 4 Patrician — The term patrician originally referred to a group of elite families in ancient Rome, including both their natural and adopted members. In the late Roman empire, the class was broadened to include high court officials, and after the fall of the… …

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  • 5 patrician — patricianhood, patricianship, n. patricianism, n. patricianly, adv. /peuh trish euhn/, n. 1. a person of noble or high rank; aristocrat. 2. a person of very good background, education, and refinement. 3. a member of the original senatorial… …

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  • 6 Patrician (disambiguation) — A patrician was a member of an elite family in ancient Rome, or in medieval Italian cities; the term was subsequently used loosely for elites in many countries; the post Roman history is covered at Patricianship.Patrician may also refer to:* HMCS …

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  • 7 Patrician Brothers' College, Fairfield — Infobox Aust school private name = Patrician Brothers College, Fairfield motto = Maria Duce (Latin: Mary Leads Us )cite web |url=http://www.pbcf.nsw.edu.au/ |title= College Motto |accessdate=2008 02 04 |year =2005 |work= The College… …

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  • 8 patrician — pa|tri|cian [pəˈtrıʃən] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: patricien, from Latin patricius, from patres senators , from pater father ] 1.) typical of a member of the highest class in society ▪ a patrician manner 2.) belonging to the high… …

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  • 9 patrician — UK [pəˈtrɪʃ(ə)n] / US adjective formal belonging to or typical of the highest social class a patrician gesture/manner/face Derived word: patrician UK / US noun countable Word forms patrician : singular patrician plural patricians …

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  • 10 patrician — adjective 1 typical of a member of the highest class in society; aristocratic: a patrician face 2 belonging to the governing classes in ancient Rome compare plebeian patrician noun (C) …

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  • 11 patrician — /pəˈtrɪʃən / (say puh trishuhn) noun 1. a member of the original senatorial aristocracy in ancient Rome. 2. (a title or dignity conferred by the emperor under the later Roman and Byzantine Empires.) 3. a member of an influential and hereditary… …

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  • 12 Class sketch — The Class sketch is a comedy sketch first broadcast in an episode of David Frost s satirical comedy programme The Frost Report on 7 April 1966.[1] [2]It has been described as a genuinely timeless sketch, ingeniously satirising the British class… …

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  • 13 patrician — pa|tri|cian [ pə trıʃn ] adjective FORMAL belonging to or typical of the highest social class: a patrician gesture/manner/face ╾ pa|tri|cian noun count ─ opposite PLEBEIAN …

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  • 14 patrician — 1. noun the great patricians of the British Empire Syn: aristocrat, grandee, noble, nobleman, noblewoman, lord, lady, peer, peeress; blue blood 2. adjective patrician families Syn: aristocratic, noble, titled …

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  • 15 patrician — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. noble, well born, aristocratic. See nobility. Ant., commoner. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. highborn, grand, aristocratic; see noble 3 , royal 1 . n. Syn. nobleman, gentleman, noble; see aristocrat ,… …

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  • 16 patrician — 1. noun a) 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 …

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  • 17 patrician — [pə trɪʃ(ə)n] noun an aristocrat or nobleman. ↘a member of the noble class in ancient Rome. ↘a refined or well bred person. adjective belonging to or characteristic of patricians. Origin ME: from OFr. patricien, from L. patricius having a noble… …

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  • 18 patrician — n 1. aristocrat, nobleman, noble, silk stocking, Inf. blue blood, gentleman; peer, lord, duke, marquis, earl, viscount, baron; grandee, magnifico, don, hidalgo, Fr. Hist. chevalier. adj 2. aristocratic, blue blooded, silk stocking, noble, gentle …

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  • 19 Social class in ancient Rome — played a major role in the lives of Romans. Ancient Roman society was hierarchical. Free born Roman citizens were divided into several classes, both by ancestry and by property. There were also several classes of non citizens with different legal …

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