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patriciate

[ puh-trish-ee-it, ‐eyt ]
/ pəˈtrɪʃ i ɪt, ‐ˌeɪt /
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noun
the patrician class.
patrician rank.
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Origin of patriciate

1650–60; <Medieval Latin patriciātus equivalent to Latin patrici(us) (see patrician) + -ātus-ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for patriciate

patriciate
/ (pəˈtrɪʃɪɪt, -ˌeɪt) /

noun
the dignity, position, or rank of a patrician
the class or order of patricians
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