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 for patrician
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Patrician \Pa*tri"cian\, n. [L. patricius: cf. F. patricien.]
     1. (Rom. Antiq.) Originally, a member of any of the families
        constituting the populus Romanus, or body of Roman
        citizens, before the development of the plebeian order;
        later, one who, by right of birth or by special privilege
        conferred, belonged to the nobility.
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     2. A person of high birth; a nobleman.
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     3. One familiar with the works of the Christian Fathers; one
        versed in patristic lore. [R.] --Colridge.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Patrician \Pa*tri"cian\, a. [L. patricius, fr. patres fathers or
     senators, pl. of pater: cf. F. patricien. See Paternal.]
     1. (Rom. Antiq.) Of or pertaining to the Roman patres
        (fathers) or senators, or patricians.
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     2. Of, pertaining to, or appropriate to, a person of high
        birth; noble; not plebeian.
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              Born in the patrician file of society. --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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              His horse's hoofs wet with patrician blood.
                                                    --Addison.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  patrician
      adj 1: befitting a person of noble origin; "a patrician nose"
      2: belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or
         aristocracy; "an aristocratic family"; "aristocratic
         Bostonians"; "aristocratic government"; "a blue family";
         "blue blood"; "the blue-blooded aristocracy"; "of gentle
         blood"; "patrician landholders of the American South";
         "aristocratic bearing"; "aristocratic features"; "patrician
         tastes" [syn: aristocratic, aristocratical, blue,
         blue-blooded, gentle, patrician]
      n 1: a person of refined upbringing and manners
      2: a member of the aristocracy [syn: aristocrat, blue blood,
         patrician]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  60 Moby Thesaurus words for "patrician":
     Brahman, archduke, aristocrat, aristocratic, armiger, baron,
     baronet, blue blood, chivalrous, count, daimio, ducal, duke, earl,
     esquire, exalted, genteel, gentle, gentleman, gentlemanlike,
     gentlemanly, grand duke, grandee, hidalgo, high, kinglike, kingly,
     knightly, lace-curtain, ladylike, laird, landgrave, lord, lordling,
     magnate, magnifico, margrave, marquis, noble, nobleman,
     of gentle blood, of rank, optimate, palsgrave, peer, princelike,
     princely, queenlike, queenly, quite the lady, seigneur, seignior,
     silk-stocking, squire, swell, thoroughbred, titled, upper-cruster,
     viscount, waldgrave
  
  

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