Antonyms for Patriciate:
- bourgeoisie, commoners, crowd, dregs, herd, masses, middle class, mob, peasantry, peonage, people, plebeians, Plebs, populace, proletarians, proletariat, public, rabble, Rabblement, rank and file, riffraff, scum, trash, working class.
Usage examples of Patriciate:
In the days when every man carried arms and knew how to use them, when the fighting instinct was imbibed with the mother's milk, when every week saw some street brawl, often attended by loss of life, and that by no means always among the most worthless and dissolute of the inhabitants, every dissatisfaction immediately turned itself into an armed revolt, whether it were of the apprentices or the journeymen against the guild- masters, the body of the townsmen against the patriciate the town itself against its feudal superior, where it had one, or of the knighthood against the princes."German Culture Past and Present", Ernest Belfort Bax.
But by our constitution the supreme dignity of the patriciate frees a son from power immediately on the receipt of the imperial patent; for who would allow anything so unreasonable as that, while a father is able by emancipation to release his son from the tie of his power, the imperial majesty should be unable to release from dependence on another the man whom it has selected as a father of the State?"The Institutes of Justinian", Caesar Flavius Justinian.