patriciate

noun
pa·​tri·​ci·​ate | \ pə-ˈtri-shē-ət How to pronounce patriciate (audio) , -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 entry 1

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“Patriciate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/patriciate. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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