Patrician Pa*tri"cian, a. [L. patricius, fr. patres fathers or senators, pl. of pater: cf. F. patricien. See {Paternal}.] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) Of or pertaining to the Roman patres (fathers) or senators, or patricians. [1913 Webster]

2. Of, pertaining to, or appropriate to, a person of high birth; noble; not plebeian. [1913 Webster]

Born in the patrician file of society. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

His horse's hoofs wet with patrician blood. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

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