patriciate

[puh-trish-ee-it, ‐eyt]
noun
1.
the patrician class.
2.
patrician rank.

Origin:
1650–60; < Medieval Latin patriciātus equivalent to Latin patrici(us) (see patrician) + -ātus -ate1

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patriciate (pəˈtrɪʃɪɪt, -ˌeɪt)
 
n
1.  the dignity, position, or rank of a patrician
2.  the class or order of patricians

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The ancient city patriciate itself became a nobility, not of arms, but of court offices.
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