patrician

[ puh-trish-uhn ]
/ pəˈtrɪʃ ən /

noun

adjective

Origin of patrician

1400–50; < Latin patrici(us) patrician (pat(e)r FATHER + -icius adj. suffix) + -AN; replacing late Middle English patricion < Old French patricien

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patrician

/ (pəˈtrɪʃən) /

noun


adjective

Word Origin for patrician

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