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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Spain also carefully built up a patronage system binding the papal Curia and Roman nobility to the crown, while supporting and promoting a sizeable and distinctly "Spanish" (as opposed to Caralan, Castilian or Portuguese) community in Rome.
Centuries ago, platform shoes were worn by butchers to keep their feet above pools of blood, while Greek and Roman nobility wore them to be taller than their slaves.
In 1059 Pope Nicholas II decreed that the pope should henceforth be elected by "the cardinal bishops," rather than be chosen by the imperial power and the factions of Roman nobility that had manipulated "popular elections" of the pope in the past.
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.
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).