Patrician vs Eques - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between patrician and eques

is that patrician is originally, a member of any of the families constituting the populus romanus, or body of roman citizens, before the development of the plebeian order; later, one who, by right of birth or by special privilege conferred, belonged to the senior class of romans, who, with certain property, had by right a seat in the roman senate while eques is (historical|ancient rome) a member of the (equestrian order) (latin: ordo equester ), the lower of the two aristocratic classes of ancient rome, ranking below the patricians.

As a adjective patrician

is of or pertaining to the roman patres (fathers) or senators, or patricians.

patrician

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Alternative forms

* patritian (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (antiquity) a member of any of the families constituting the populus Romanus, or body of Roman citizens, before the development of the plebeian order; later, one who, by right of birth or by special privilege conferred, belonged to the senior class of Romans, who, with certain property, had by right a seat in the Roman Senate.
  • A person of high birth; a nobleman.
  • One familiar with the works of the Christian Fathers; one versed in patristic lore or life.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to the Roman patres (fathers) or senators, or patricians.
  • Of, pertaining to, or appropriate to, a person of high birth; noble; not plebeian.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • born in the patrician file of society
  • * Addison
  • his horse's hoofs wet with patrician blood

    eques

    English

    Noun

    (equites)
  • (historical, Ancient Rome) A member of the (equestrian order) (Latin: ordo equester ), the lower of the two aristocratic classes of Ancient Rome, ranking below the patricians.
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