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n. pl. pat·ri·mo·nies
a. An inheritance from a father or paternal ancestor.
b. An inheritance or legacy; heritage.
2. An endowment or estate belonging to an institution, especially a church.

[Middle English, from Old French patrimoine, from Latin patrimōnium, from pater, patr-, father; see pəter- in Indo-European roots.]

pat′ri·mo′ni·al adj.
pat′ri·mo′ni·al·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.patrimonial - inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descentpatrimonial - inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent; "ancestral home"; "ancestral lore"; "hereditary monarchy"; "patrimonial estate"; "transmissible tradition"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
heritable, inheritable - capable of being inherited; "inheritable traits such as eye color"; "an inheritable title"


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References in classic literature ?
His principal weight and influence in the republic are derived from this independent title; from his great patrimonial estates; from his family connections with some of the chief potentates of Europe; and, more than all, perhaps, from his being stadtholder in the several provinces, as well as for the union; in which provincial quality he has the appointment of town magistrates under certain regulations, executes provincial decrees, presides when he pleases in the provincial tribunals, and has throughout the power of pardon.
But, in order that Mademoiselle de Montalais, who had not a large patrimonial fortune, although an only daughter, should be suitably dowered, it was necessary that she should belong to some great princess, as prodigal as the dowager Madame was covetous.
As for Nicholas, he lived a single man on the patrimonial estate until he grew tired of living alone, and then he took to wife the daughter of a neighbouring gentleman with a dower of one thousand pounds.
Don Quixote went over and unhooked Sancho, who, as soon as he found himself on the ground, looked at the rent in his huntingcoat and was grieved to the heart, for he thought he had got a patrimonial estate in that suit.
On approaching old Marheyo's domicile, its inmates rushed out to receive us; and while the gifts of Mehevi were being disposed of, the superannuated warrior did the honours of his mansion with all the warmth of hospitality evinced by an English squire when he regales his friends at some fine old patrimonial mansion.
But there is no one thing which men so rarely do, whatever the provocation or inducement, as to bequeath patrimonial property away from their own blood.
Hernandez Basualto, Hector, "Frustracion de fines y perjuicio patrimonial en el derecho penal chileno", en Fernandez Cruz, Jose Angel (coord.
8-million decline in the other subcategories of General Services, which include rental of government property and sale of patrimonial properties.
E You wrote in your book several times that you see patrimonial capitalism on the rise and that the recession of 2008 was in your view the first crisis of patrimonial capitalism in the 21st century.
Si bien, en muchos casos, el valor economico de un objeto patrimonial es un antecedente relevante para determinar la importancia de su preservacion, el principal motivo para conservar bienes culturales radica en el valor social o cultural que estos tienen para un individuo, comunidad o pais.
Le but de cette manifestation est de mettre en relief les attraits de la destination Tunisie : La culture locale, la beaute des paysages, la richesse archeologique et patrimonial, etc.