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Today's Word "patrician"

patrician \puh-TRISH-un\ (noun) - 1 : A member of one of the original citizen families of ancient Rome. 2 : A person of high birth; a nobleman. 3 : A person of refined upbringing, manners, and taste.

(adjective) - 1 : Of or pertaining to the patrician families of ancient Rome. 2 : Of, pertaining to, or appropriate to, a person of high birth; noble; not plebeian. 3 : Befitting or characteristic of refined upbringing, manners, and taste.

"Many felt that it was Jacobson's patrician manner, more than his sartorial tastes, which led to his success."

Patrician derives from Latin patricius, from patres, "senators," plural of pater, "father."


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