What is another word for patrician?

275 synonyms found


[ patɹˈɪʃən], [ patɹˈɪʃən], [ p_a_t_ɹ_ˈɪ_ʃ_ə_n]

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How to use "Patrician" in context?

The term "patrician" refers to a social class in the ancient Roman Republic, which consisted of the wealthiest citizens. These citizens enjoyed many privileges and were able to wield considerable power. In the later days of the Republic, the patrician class began to decline in status and power. The term "patrician" is still used in modern Italian political life to describe a very wealthy person.

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