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pat·ri·mo·ny

 (păt′rə-mō′nē)
n. pl. pat·ri·mo·nies
1.
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.