patrician

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Synonyms for patrician

Synonyms for patrician

Synonyms for patrician

a person of refined upbringing and manners

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befitting a person of noble origin

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belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy

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Rienzi's subsequent actions increased fears; announcing that his Roman revolution was, in effect, for export, Rienzi, as Tribune claimed authority beyond the city, backing it up in August 1347 by a series of eccentric ceremonies (reminiscent of a modern Gadaffi) in which he proclaimed himself `Champion of Italy and Lover of the World' and backed it up with ritual ablution, installation as a `Knight of the Holy Ghost' and the arrest and threats of death to the Roman nobility.
But limit and distinction are precisely what the Roman nobility and its representative hero have lost.
Unwilling to win by bribing the populace, he lost an election but gained the admiration of the Roman nobility.
But if the method was revolutionary, the choice was very conventional: Oddo Colonna, Pope Martin V, a representative of the Roman nobility that for centuries had been deeply involved in papal politics.
Cecilia, born of Roman nobility and raised a Christian, warns her bridegroom Valerian that an angel guards her at all times.
Because Talvacchia believes that such Italian prints were in general intended, like drawings, for an elite audience, she proposes that they must have been found primarily among the Roman nobility, of which the papal court was a major component (72).