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'''Patricians''' (''patricius'': "descended from the founding fathers") were native-born aristocracy in the ancient Rome, descended from the earliest inhabitants of the city.  
 
'''Patricians''' (''patricius'': "descended from the founding fathers") were native-born aristocracy in the ancient Rome, descended from the earliest inhabitants of the city.  
 
In [[Nova Roma]] patricians are members of the founding [[Gens|gentes]] and the families which came on-board at a very early stage of Nova Roma and were therefore instrumental in our early history.  
 
In [[Nova Roma]] patricians are members of the founding [[Gens|gentes]] and the families which came on-board at a very early stage of Nova Roma and were therefore instrumental in our early history.  
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New citizens of Nova Roma will be [[plebeian (Nova Roma)|plebeians]]. Access to the [[patrician (Nova Roma)|patrician]] order is by birth or adoption into a patrician family.
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Regarding rights and privileges, functionally there is almost no difference between patricians and plebeians, however, patricians can not participate or vote in the [[comitia plebis tributa (Nova Roma)|''comitia plebis tributa'']], and can not be elected [[Tribunus plebis (Nova Roma)|''tribunus plebis'']] and [[Aedilis plebis (Nova Roma)|''aedilis plebis'']]), offices open only to plebeians. These restrictions make plebeians relatively more powerful than patricians.
  
 
The [[Current constitution (Nova Roma)|Constitution of Nova Roma]] states that there are three orders equal under the eyes of the law, the [[plebeian (Nova Roma)|plebeian]], [[equestrian (Nova Roma)|equestrian]] and '''patrician''', and says about the patrician order:
 
The [[Current constitution (Nova Roma)|Constitution of Nova Roma]] states that there are three orders equal under the eyes of the law, the [[plebeian (Nova Roma)|plebeian]], [[equestrian (Nova Roma)|equestrian]] and '''patrician''', and says about the patrician order:

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Patricians (patricius: "descended from the founding fathers") were native-born aristocracy in the ancient Rome, descended from the earliest inhabitants of the city. In Nova Roma patricians are members of the founding gentes and the families which came on-board at a very early stage of Nova Roma and were therefore instrumental in our early history.

New citizens of Nova Roma will be plebeians. Access to the patrician order is by birth or adoption into a patrician family.

Regarding rights and privileges, functionally there is almost no difference between patricians and plebeians, however, patricians can not participate or vote in the comitia plebis tributa, and can not be elected tribunus plebis and aedilis plebis), offices open only to plebeians. These restrictions make plebeians relatively more powerful than patricians.

The Constitution of Nova Roma states that there are three orders equal under the eyes of the law, the plebeian, equestrian and patrician, and says about the patrician order:

1. Ordo Patricius (patrician order)
a. The Ordo Patricius shall consist of a minimum of 30 families.
b. Should there be fewer than 30 patrician families the Senate shall have the power to nominate a plebeian family to the Comitia Curiata for elevation to patrician status.
c. The Senate shall have the power to nominate additional families to the Comitia Curiata for elevation to patrician status if this elevation does not cause the Ordo Patricius to exceed 5% of the population of Nova Roma.
d. A patrician family may allow its members to form new patrician families.
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