Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
Ancient sectaries who disturbed the peace of the church in the beginning of the third century; thus called from their founder Patricius, preceptor of a Marchionite called Symmachus. His distinguishing tenet was, that the substance of the flesh is not the work of God, but that of the devil; on which account his adherents bore an implacable hatred to their own flesh, which sometimes carried them so far as to kill themselves.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Patricians'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/p/patricians.html. 1802.