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Word: patrician

Definition: noble; aristocratic; N: person of high rank; aristocrat; CF. member of the governing classes in ancient Rome; CF. plebian


Sentences Containing 'patrician'

The complaint had sometimes made itself audible, even in that deaf city and dumb age, that, in the narrow streets without footways, the fierce patrician custom of hard driving endangered and maimed the mere vulgar in a barbarous manner.
`Major Cavalcanti, a worthy patrician of Lucca, a descendant of the Cavalcanti of Florence,'''continued Monte Cristo, reading aloud,''`possessing an income of half a million.'''
We articled clerks, as germs of the patrician order of proctors, were treated with so much consideration, that I was almost my own master at all times.
Yet, in spite of this, nowhere in all America will you find more patrician-like houses; parks and gardens more opulent, than in New Bedford.

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