patriciate

noun pa·tri·ci·ate \ pə-ˈtri-shē-ət , -ˌāt \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of patriciate

1 : the position or dignity of a patrician
2 : a patrician class

Examples of patriciate in a Sentence

  1. the patriciate regarded patronage of the arts as a moral and social duty

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