a. belong to noble origin; having high birth
a. having qualities of refined upbringing, manners, and tastes; like a member of noble families or the aristocracy
We greatly admired her well-bred, patrician elegance.
Joan Fontaine, the patrician blond actress who rose to stardom as a haunted second wife in the Alfred Hitchcock film “Rebecca” in 1940 and won an Academy Award for her portrayal of a terrified newlywed in Hitchcock’s “Suspicion,” died.
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We articled clerks, as germs of the patrician order of proctors, were treated with so much consideration, that I was almost my own master at all times.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
With a large allowance for difference of tastes, and with all submission to the patricians of Coketown, this seemed so extraordinary a source of interest to take so much trouble about, that it perplexed him.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context