Definition of patrician adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//pəˈtrɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//pəˈtrɪʃn//
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connected with or typical of the highest social class synonym aristocratic She comes from an old patrician family. She was rather intimidated by his measured, patrician tones. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French patricien, from Latin patricius ‘having a noble father’, from pater, patr- ‘father’.

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