Of, pertaining to, or appropriate to, a person of high birth; noble; not plebeian.
Of or pertaining to the Roman patres (fathers) or senators, or patricians.
Other Word Forms of Patrician
Origin of Patrician
Middle English patricion from Old French patricien from Latin patricius from patrēs (cōnscrīptī) enrolled fathers, senators pl. of pater patr- father pəter- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Middle French patricien, from Latin patricius, derived from patres conscripti (“Roman senators").
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