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Patrimony Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    patrimony n
  1. a church endowment
  2. an inheritance coming by right of birth (especially by primogeniture) [syn: birthright]
Patrimony Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Patrimony \Pat"ri*mo*ny\, n.; pl. Patrimonies. [L. patrimonium, fr. pater father: cf. F. patrimoine. See Paternal.]
  1. A right or estate inherited from one's father; or, in a larger sense, from any ancestor. ``'Reave the orphan of his patrimony.'' --Shak.
  2. Formerly, a church estate or endowment. --Shipley.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Patrimony'

  • Patrimony: Patrimony may refer to: Property or other legal entitlements inherited from (or through) one's father, especially if it has been handed ...
  • Patrimony of affectation: In the civil law tradition the patrimony of affectation is a patrimony , or legal entitlement, that can be divided for a purpose, as being ...
  • Patrimony (novel): Patrimony (2007 ) is a science fiction novel by Alan Dean Foster . The book is the thirteenth chronologically in the Pip and Flinx ...
  • Patrimony: A True Story: Patrimony: A True Story (1991) is a non-fiction memoir by American writer Philip Roth . In it, he recounts the death of his father, Herman ...
  • National patrimony: xuebao 國粹學報 (Journal of National Essence was established in 1905 with the aim of preserving and protecting China 's artistic national patrimony. ...
  • Family patrimony: Family patrimony is a type of civil law patrimony that is created by marriage or civil union (where recognized) which creates a bundle ...

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* It was the boast of Augustus that he found Rome of brick and left it of marble. But how much nobler will be the sovereign's boast when he shall have it to say that he found law... a sealed book and left it a living letter found it the patrimony of the rich and left it the inheritance of the poor found it the two-edged sword of craft and oppression and left it the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence. - Henry Brougham

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