Wednesday, March 10, 2004
Definitions for patrician
- A member of one of the original citizen families of ancient Rome.
- A person of high birth; a nobleman.
- A person of refined upbringing, manners, and taste.
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Citations for patrician
London possessed the manner of a patrician. He was a man whose stately elegance suggested that he deemed himself above the fray.
In Senator Harrison G. Otis's words, King was the "last of the Romans," or those patrician Federalists who hoped to model the American Senate upon the aristocratic body of the Roman Republic and to keep the plebeian House in check.