Paeans to patrimony and to the sanctity of land are good at rallying the faithful not only for Jews, but also Arabs.
She revealed her patrimony after Thurmond died; his family later acknowledged the relationship.
World II and the Soviet occupation cost them much of their patrimony, and many important works of art left the collection.
You shall have it,” answered the conscientious prelate: “not out of the patrimony of the Church, but out of my private fortune.
In 1872 Field received $8,000, the first portion of his patrimony.
Sooner or later a portion of the patrimony will have to be doled out to him.
Still, fate can rob us of our patrimony, she replied, after a pause.
On these terms Pius was to remain nominal master of some shreds of the patrimony of St. Peter.
Within a day or so he came to consult me about a mortgage on his patrimony.
Regin thereupon sought counsel of his sister Lyngheid, how he might obtain his patrimony.
mid-14c., "property of the Church," also "spiritual legacy of Christ," from Old French patremoine "heritage, patrimony" (12c.) and directly from Latin patrimonium "a paternal estate, inheritance from a father," also figurative, from pater (genitive patris) "father" (see father (n.)) + -monium, suffix signifying action, state, condition. Meaning "property inherited from a father or ancestors" is attested from late 14c. Figurative sense of "immaterial things handed down from the past" is from 1580s. A curious sense contrast to matrimony.