patriciate

noun
pa·tri·ci·ate | \pə-ˈtri-shē-ət, -ˌāt\

Definition of patriciate 

1 : the position or dignity of a patrician

2 : a patrician class

Examples of patriciate in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of patriciate

circa 1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for patriciate

see patrician

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