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patrician

[ puh-trish-uhn ]
/ pəˈtrɪʃ ən /
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noun

adjective

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Origin of patrician

First recorded in 1400–50; from Latin patrīci(us) “having the rank of patrician, noble,” (equivalent to patr-, stem of pater “father” + -īcius adjective suffix) + -an; replacing late Middle English patricion, from Old French patricien; see origin at patr-, -itious, -an

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British Dictionary definitions for patrician

patrician
/ (pəˈtrɪʃən) /

noun

adjective

Word Origin for patrician

C15: from Old French patricien, from Latin patricius noble, from pater father
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