- the patrician class.
- patrician rank.
Origin of patriciate
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Examples from the Web for patriciate
The flower of the Roman patriciate was wallowing in this monstrous treachery.
Among the districts of Italy some have and some have not a patriciate.Rome
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What they did do was to break up and practically abolish the patriciate.Public Lands and Agrarian Laws of the Roman Republic
We are at one in this: the praetorian guard will follow my dictates, the patriciate of Rome will bow the knee to thee.
The patriciate of Rome had combined with the people to place its destinies in Dea Flavia's hands.
- the dignity, position, or rank of a patrician
- the class or order of patricians
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