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pat·ri·mo·ny / ˈpatrəˌmōnē/ • n. (pl. -nies) property inherited from one's father or male ancestor. ∎  heritage: an organization that saves the world's cultural patrimony by restoring historic buildings. ∎  chiefly hist. the estate or property belonging by ancient endowment or right to a church or other institution. DERIVATIVES: pat·ri·mo·ni·al / ˌpatrəˈmōnēəl/ adj.

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patrimony XIV (patrimoyne). — (O)F. patrimoine — L. patrimōnium, f. pater, patr- FATHER + -mōnium -MONY; later conformed to L.