Definition of patrician:
- A person of high birth; a nobleman.
- Of or pertaining to the Roman patres ( fathers) or senators, or patricians.
- Of, pertaining to, or appropriate to, a person of high birth; noble; not plebeian.
- One familiar with the works of the Christian Fathers; one versed in patristic lore.
- 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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- "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
Things came to a head in that celebrated diamond case in which the Prime Minister himself, that brilliant patrician, had to come forward, gracefully and reluctantly, to give evidence against his valet.- "The Club of Queer Trades", G. K. Chesterton.
- "The Bars of Iron", Ethel May Dell.