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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is just perfect in 'Veep.' She gets to show off the spiky claws beneath her patrician finesse. The obvious way to play 'Veep' would be to make Louis-Dreyfus a folksy heroine, one with more common sense or populist heart than her enemies. But she isn't one.
Rob Sheffield

Meaning of "patrician" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PATRICIAN

From Old French patricien, from Latin patricius noble, from pater father.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PATRICIAN

patrician  [pəˈtrɪʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PATRICIAN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Patrician can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES PATRICIAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Patrician

Patrician may refer to: ▪ Patrician, the original aristocratic families of Ancient Rome, and a synonym for "aristocratic" in modern English usage ▪ Patrician, the governing elites of cities in parts of medieval and Early Modern Europe ▪ Patrician, the adjective formed from St. Patrick ▪ Youngstown Patricians, a former semi-professional football team based in Youngstown, Ohio, USA ▪ A student or former student of St Patrick's High School, Karachi, Pakistan ▪ A student or former student of St. Patrick's Higher Secondary School, Asansol, West Bengal, India ▪ A member of the Argentine Regiment of Patricians ▪ The Patrician, an annual publication of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry regiment ▪ Havelock Vetinari, the Patrician of Ankh-Morpork in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series ▪ The Patrician, a series of historical trading simulation computer games...

Definition of patrician in the English dictionary

The first definition of patrician in the dictionary is a high nonhereditary title awarded by Constantine and his eastern Roman successors for services to the empire. Other definition of patrician is a title borne by numerous princes including several emperors from the 8th to the 12th centuries. Patrician is also a member of the upper class in numerous Italian republics and German free cities.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PATRICIAN


attrition
əˈtrɪʃən
biometrician
ˌbaɪəməˈtrɪʃən
cliometrician
ˌklaɪəʊməˈtrɪʃən
contrition
kənˈtrɪʃən
detrition
dɪˈtrɪʃən
dosimetrician
ˌdəʊsɪməˈtrɪʃən
econometrician
ɪˌkɒnəməˈtrɪʃən
electrician
ɪlɛkˈtrɪʃən
geometrician
ˌdʒɪˌɒmɪˈtrɪʃən
geriatrician
ˌdʒɛrɪəˈtrɪʃən
malnutrition
ˌmælnjuːˈtrɪʃən
nutrition
njuːˈtrɪʃən
obstetrician
ˌɒbstɪˈtrɪʃən
overnutrition
ˌəʊvənjuːˈtrɪʃən
paediatrician
ˌpiːdɪəˈtrɪʃən
pediatrician
ˌpiːdɪəˈtrɪʃən
psychometrician
ˌsaɪkəʊməˈtrɪʃən
sabermetrician
ˌseɪbəməˈtrɪʃən
supernutrition
ˌsuːpərnjuːˈtrɪʃən
undernutrition
ˌʌndənjuːˈtrɪʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PATRICIAN

patriarchal
patriarchal cross
patriarchalism
patriarchally
patriarchate
patriarchies
patriarchism
patriarchy
patriate
patriation
patricianly
patriciate
patricidal
patricide
Patrick
patriclinous
patrico
patrifocal
patrifocality
patrilineage

WORDS THAT END LIKE PATRICIAN

beautician
biostatistician
clinician
consultant physician
dietician
esthetician
Galician
informatician
lab technician
laboratory technician
logician
Lucian
magician
mathematician
musician
optician
physician
politician
resident physician
statistician
technician

Synonyms and antonyms of patrician in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PATRICIAN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «patrician» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of patrician

Translation of «patrician» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PATRICIAN

Find out the translation of patrician to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of patrician from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «patrician» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

贵族
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

patricio
570 millions of speakers

English

patrician
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कुलीन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الارستقراطي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

патриций
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

patrício
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অভিজাত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

patricien
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Patrician
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Patrizier
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

上流階級の人
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

귀족의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dhuwit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

quí tộc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

patrician
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

देशभक्त
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

aristokrat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

nobile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

patrycjusz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

патрицій
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

patrician
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

πατρικίων
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

patriciërswoning
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

patricier
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

patrician
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of patrician

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PATRICIAN»

The term «patrician» is regularly used and occupies the 76.210 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PATRICIAN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about patrician

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4 QUOTES WITH «PATRICIAN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word patrician.
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Jami Attenberg
I do not mourn the death of the printed letter in a snobby, East Coast, patrician way - 'Where have our manners gone?' - but because I love objects, I love paper, and I love something that I can hold to my chest for a moment. Still, I bear no grudge against the e-mail form itself.
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Rob Sheffield
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is just perfect in 'Veep.' She gets to show off the spiky claws beneath her patrician finesse. The obvious way to play 'Veep' would be to make Louis-Dreyfus a folksy heroine, one with more common sense or populist heart than her enemies. But she isn't one.
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Kristin Scott Thomas
When I speak English, I've been told, I have this patrician way of speaking that's very irritating. It's the whole class thing.
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Dalton Trumbo
One of the disadvantages of being a patrician is that occasionally you're obliged to act like one.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PATRICIAN»

Discover the use of patrician in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to patrician and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Patrician Tribune: Publius Clodius Pulcher
Born into an illustrious patrician family, his early career was sullied by military failures and especially by the scandal that resulted from his alleged The first modern, comprehensive biography of Publius Clodius Pulcher, the Roman ...
W. Jeffrey Tatum, 1999
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Gout: The Patrician Malady
This book investigates the history of gout and through it offers a perspective on medical and social history, sex, prejudice and class and explains why gout was gender specific.
Roy Porter, G. S. Rousseau, 2000
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Women and Men in Renaissance Venice: Twelve Essays on ...
The three parts of the book discuss the involvement of the state in those interactions; the social and economic consequences for women; and their unexpectedly varied consequences for men of the patriciate.
Stanley Chojnacki, 2000
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Patrician Liberal: The Public and Private Life of Sir ...
This book provides a detailed account of Joly’s political career as Quebec premier, Cabinet minister in the Laurier government, and lieutenant-governor of British Columbia, as well as his public role as a French-speaking Protestant ...
John Little, 2013
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From Patrician to Professional Elite
How did such an organization fare in the face of post-war pressures for inclusiveness? From Patrician to Professional Elite offers a rare view of the internal dynamics of an institution adapting to a changed environment.
Walter Powell, 1989
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Ruling Peacefully: Cardinal Ercole Gonzaga and Patrician ...
Ruling Peacefully provides the first in-depth study of this influential and paradoxical figure.
Paul V. Murphy, 2007
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History of Art: The Western Tradition
The patrician (aristocratic) families of Rome clung tenaciously to this kind of ancestor worship well into imperial times. The desire to have these perishable wax likenesses reproduced in marble may have come about because the patricians felt ...
Horst Woldemar Janson, Anthony F. Janson, 2004
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Rank and Participation in the Republican Senate
III. APPOINTMENT TO THE PRINCIPATUS 1. QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPOINTMENT The rule that no plebeian could serve as princeps senatus was laid down by Mommsen.1 He claimed that the requirement of patrician status was  ...
‎1998
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Venetian Humanism in an Age of Patrician Dominance
anyone of merit could find advancement in Venice, Perleone understood profoundly the importance of patrician friends who could procure for an aspirant “ the benevolence of the whole city”—that is, of its rulers. 13. THE STRATIFIED SOCIETY ...
Margaret L. King, 2014
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The Face Reader: Discover Anyone's Personality, ...
Knowing Mien Shiang can help you to answer two perennial questions: Who Am I and Who Are You. 'Patrician McCarthy is the most dynamic, brilliant, innovative, and empathetic consultant my teams have worked with over the years.
Patrician McCarthy, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PATRICIAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term patrician is used in the context of the following news items.
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From Downtown to suburbs, elements bring the popular urban loft …
Patti Hoech, interior designer and owner of Patrician Design, offers an explanation for the variance. “Although there are exceptions, (lofts) ... «Albuquerque Journal, Jul 15»
2
Best of Enemies review – entertaining clash of political titans
... two grandees languidly exchanging playground taunts, both oozing suave patrician disdain and each as loftily self-satisfied as the other. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Court disregards history, the Constitution
“To allow the policy question of same-sex marriage to be considered and resolved by a select, patrician, highly unrepresentative panel of nine ... «Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, Jul 15»
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Illustration by Abro
Despite his cosmopolitan outlook and aloof patrician demeanour, Jinnah's sense of integrity, uprightness and honesty were admired even by ... «DAWN.com, Jul 15»
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Farmers fight mining companies for soul of rural Australia
An 81-year-old with a proud, slightly patrician demeanour, Ms Bowman is now the last man – or woman – standing in the way of the ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Chamberfest: Dumay, Vanden Eynden partners in sublime perfection
French violinist Augustin Dumay is this year's Chamberfest literal poster boy, his steely gaze and patrician forehead looming large all over the ... «Ottawa Citizen, Jul 15»
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David Rudisha: I'm getting back to my London 2012 best
It is a plan that will be formulated by the Patrician Brother Colm O'Connell, an Irish missionary turned schoolteacher turned coach who has ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
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Michael Kidson
He did not have independent means and yet there was a patrician air about him. He affected to be acerbic and caustic but could be extremely ... «The Times, Jul 15»
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Bronwyn Bishop impresses, but less partiality is preferable
So, too, did that sometime patrician pastoralist Malcolm Fraser, not to mention the man he got rid of at the time of the Dismissal in 1975, Gough ... «The Australian, Jul 15»
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Best of Enemies review – gripping snapshot of late 60s political …
... fashion in the Reaganite years. They both then entered the wilderness as incorrect patrician wordsmiths who no one cared about any more. «The Guardian, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Patrician [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/patrician>. Apr 2020 ».
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