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Definition of patrician:

  1. A person of high birth; a nobleman.
  2. Of or pertaining to the Roman patres ( fathers) or senators, or patricians.
  3. Of, pertaining to, or appropriate to, a person of high birth; noble; not plebeian.
  4. One familiar with the works of the Christian Fathers; one versed in patristic lore.
  5. 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.


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