What does the word patrician mean?

Usage examples for patrician

  1. Beside her Marcia's delicate features showed clear- cut like a cameo, and her every movement spoke of patrician blood. – Marcia Schuyler by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  2. And may the people hereafter find, that the true boast of a patrician is, that his power the better enables him to serve his country. – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  3. The girl stiffened perceptibly, and really looked very patrician as she turned and regarded him indignantly. – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss