patriciate definition

  • noun:
    • Nobility or aristocracy.
    • The ranking, position, or term of company of a patrician.
    • The rank of a patrician
    • The aristocracy or nobility
    • The patrician class; the aristocracy; additionally, any office of patriarch.
    • The dignity or position of a patrician, in just about any sense of that word.
    • Patricians collectively; the patrician order; the aristocracy.
    • the time where the owner enjoyed the self-esteem of patrician.

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