By Deane Barker

Definition: a person of refined upbringing, manners, and tastes

The “patricians” were the ruling class of ancient Rome, as compared to the “plebeians” or “plebes,” who were the lower class.

Why I Looked It Up

A book discussed the privileged upbringing of someone by mentioned their “patrician background.”

This is item #472 in a sequence of 696 items.

You can use your left/right arrow keys to navigate