Meaning of eupatrid

eu•pat•rid

Pronunciation: (y-pa'trid, y'pu-), [key]
— pl. eu•pat•ri•dae
  1. one of the hereditary aristocrats of ancient Athens and other states of Greece, who at one time formed the ruling class.
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