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Distinguished from the Patrician, who was a saturated solution.

When silent she was the picture of a patrician beauty; but, alas!

Patrician she was from the crown of her dusky head to the tip of her jewelled sandal.

"Patrician and plebeian must stand or fall together, my Marcia," he said quietly.

He might have been raised to the dignity of Patrician, if he would have renounced his Arian creed.

Now Rhoda was on her feet, too, her patrician nostrils flaring.

Proud am I of my distant land, and proud now to be a patrician of Rome.'

Gone now was the consciousness of strength, the dignity of the patrician!

I esteem the rose a patrician, and fairly entitled to patrician manners.

In this latter case, too, the companions of the patrician are punished only as he himself is.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "member of the ancient Roman noble order," from Middle French patricien, from Latin patricius "of the rank of the nobles, of the senators; of fatherly dignity," from patres conscripti "Roman senators," literally "fathers," plural of pater "father" (see father (n.)). Contrasted, in ancient Rome, with plebeius. Applied to noble citizens and higher orders of free folk in medieval Italian and German cities (sense attested in English from 1610s); hence "nobleman, aristocrat" in a modern sense (1630s). As an adjective, attested from 1610s, from the noun.

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