Patrician in a sentence as a noun

The house of Gänsfleisch was one of the patrician families of the town, tracing its lineage back to the thirteenth century.

Lord Vetinari considered ruthless patrician and was prepared for this role at assassins school.

The patrician judge is permitted the luxury of aloof detachment, and is a fallible human being.

The students at the élite schools were mostly patrician, also white and male, and, owing to these and other factors, not terribly anxious about their post-graduation circumstances.

Adventure travel, graphic design, marine biology and non-profit work tended to have more equal representation, and I saw less of this patrician attitude being slung around there.

Patrician in a sentence as an adjective

Caesar's contemporary Claudius fared much worse when he fell into pirates' hand, even though he actually came from a great patrician clan and was related to a man no less than the prominent Sullan general Lucullus.

And to allow the policy question of same-sex marriage to be considered and resolved by a select, patrician, highly unrepresentative panel of nine is to violate a principle even more fundamental than no taxation without representation: no social transformation without representation..."

Freeman and slave, patrician and plebian, lord and serf, guild-master and journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed, stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, a fight that each time ended, either in a revolutionary reconstitution of society at large, or in the common ruin of the contending classes.

You're not going to convince anyone by denying that communists were interested in spreading their ideology to other countries tries by force and you're not going to convince capitalists by pointing out how successful we were at stopping communist aggression.> Feudal backwatershow patrician of you> Feudal backwaters subject to regular famines became superpowers that eliminated homelessness and hunger.

Patrician definitions


a person of refined upbringing and manners


a member of the aristocracy

See also: aristocrat


befitting a person of noble origin; "a patrician nose"


belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy; "an aristocratic family"; "aristocratic Bostonians"; "aristocratic government"; "a blue family"; "blue blood"; "the blue-blooded aristocracy"; "of gentle blood"; "patrician landholders of the American South"; "aristocratic bearing"; "aristocratic features"; "patrician tastes"

See also: aristocratic aristocratical blue blue-blooded gentle