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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Typical of a member of the highest class in society. Belonging to the high class of people that governed in ancient Rome.

Usage examples (32)
  • Many of the patrician men and women attended the meeting of the parliament.
  • Suppose Obama, the wise patrician, is elected in 2008.
  • In later years, he was often described as patrician and courtly.
  • The patrician was the social superior to the plebeian and his rank was determined by descent. for more
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