The patriciate, however, did not by any means occupy itself wholly with military service and knightly exercises.
Among the districts of Italy some have and some have not a patriciate.
But at first it took on no constant form, because, by not abolishing the patriciate, it left half its work undone.
What they did do was to break up and practically abolish the patriciate.
The patriciate succeeded the imperial, being the seventh head, and only of short duration, about fifty years.
We are at one in this: the praetorian guard will follow my dictates, the patriciate of Rome will bow the knee to thee.
It was impossible to impose upon all these nations, without modification, the rigid law of the Roman patriciate.
The patriciate of Rome had combined with the people to place its destinies in Dea Flavia's hands.
The flower of the Roman patriciate was wallowing in this monstrous treachery.
We have still to speak of the directly political functions of the rich, or, as M. Comte terms them, the patriciate.