Examples of patriciate in a Sentence
the patriciate regarded patronage of the arts as a moral and social duty
Synonymselite, gentility, gentlefolk (also gentlefolks), gentry, nobility, aristocracy, quality, upper class, upper crust
Related WordsA-list, beau monde, beautiful people, café society, Four Hundred (or 400), glitterati, haut monde (also haute monde), jet set, society; carriage trade, plutocracy
Near Antonymscommoners, (the) crowd, (the) masses, peasantry, peonage, (the) people, plebeians, plebs, (the) populace, (the) public, rank and file; bourgeoisie, middle class, working class; dregs, (the) herd, (the) mob, rabble, rabblement, riffraff, scum, trash
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