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[puh-trish-uh, -tree-shuh] /pəˈtrɪʃ ə, -ˈtri ʃə/
a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “patrician.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • You have never known Patricia Langdon, if you don't understand her, now.

    The Last Woman Ross Beeckman
  • “Yes, I went to carry my cousin home,” retorted Patricia roguishly.

  • And then Joan told Patricia about the man who, for some unknown reason, had made himself permanent in her interest.

    The Shield of Silence Harriet T. Comstock
  • Patricia was first at the dictionary, and turned quickly to the word.

  • Patricia could imagine the things she was saying to the man who dared block her way.

    The Mystery of Arnold Hall Helen M. Persons
Word Origin and History for Patricia

fem. proper name, from Latin, fem. of patricius "patrician, noble" (see Patrick).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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