patricians

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Patrician \Pa*tri"cian\, adjective [L. patricius, fr. patres fathers or senators, pl. of pater: cf. F. patricien. See {Paternal}.]

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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Patrician \Pa*tri"cian\, noun [L. patricius: cf. F. patricien.]

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. [R.] --Colridge.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

patrician

adjective

1: befitting a person of noble origin; "a patrician nose"

2: 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" [syn: {aristocratic}, {aristocratical}, {blue}, {blue-blooded}, {gentle}, {patrician}]

noun

1: a person of refined upbringing and manners

2: a member of the aristocracy [syn: {aristocrat}, {blue blood}, {patrician}]

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