A patrician is a person who belongs to the upper class. This class usually consists of the wealthy and influential people in society.

  • The patrician's family has been in the city for generations.

  • The patrician is a very important person in the city, and he has a lot of power.

Definition of patrician


a member of the aristocracy


aristocrat, blue blood


belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy


aristocratic, aristocratical, blue, blue-blooded, gentle


a person of refined upbringing and manners


befitting a person of noble origin

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Example Sentences for patrician

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    'Cicurinus' was the cognomen of a patrician family of the gens.

  • 2

    The Patrician class is among the wealthiest of the classes.

  • 3

    The pope granted him the title patrician.

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    The Viscellini were the only patrician family of the gens.

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    This also allowed the dominance of the patrician officials to wither.

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    He resisted the claims of the patrician Mummolus, conqueror of the Lombards.

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    Fabiola belonged to the patrician Roman family of the gens Fabia.

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    Flaccus was also a cognomen for a branch of the patrician Valerii and others.

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    This category includes the members of the patrician class of Ancient Rome.

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    Custom of the use of the barred helmet was also followed by city patricians.