Patricians and Plebeians

Patricians and Plebeians, the two classes into which, from the earliest times, the population of the Roman State was divided, the former of which possessed rights and privileges not conceded to the latter, and stood to them as patrons to clients, like the baron of the Middle Ages to the vassals. This inequality gave rise to repeated and often protracted struggles in the commonalty, during which the latter gradually encroached on the rights of the former till the barrier in civic status, and even in social to some extent, was as good as abolished, and members of the plebeian class were eligible to the highest offices and dignities of the State.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Patriarch * Patrick, Order of St.
Pathos
Patlock, Robert
Patmore, Coventry
Patmos
Patna
Patois
Paton, John Gibson
Paton Sir Joseph Noel
Patras
Patriarch
Patricians and Plebeians
Patrick, Order of St.
Patrick, St.
Patrick, Simon
Patristic Literature
Patroclus
Patteson, John Coleridge
Patti, Adelina
Pattison, Mark
Pattison's Process
Pau