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Patriciate  n.  The patrician class; the aristocracy; also, the office of patriarch.

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... which, if we consider the barbarism of the times and the situation of the author, must be reckoned of almost incomparable merit. It was composed in the prison to which Theodoric had consigned the wisest of the old Roman patriciate; and it is commonly regarded as closing the canon of Roman literature. It was translated into all the vernaculars, Alfred's translation into English being the first, and Notker's into High German being ...
— Anglo-Saxon Literature • John Earle

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