noun, plural pat·ri·mo·nies.
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Origin of patrimony
OTHER WORDS FROM patrimonypat·ri·mo·ni·al, adjectivepat·ri·mo·ni·al·ly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for patrimony
Fulton had no patrimonial fortune, and what little he had saved from the product of his ingenuity was now exhausted.Stories of Invention|Edward E. Hale
Thus “expenditure” really represents a patrimonial improvement, a creation of credit or a decrease of indebtedness.
In the fifth century the Salic law repealed the right of inheritance of women to patrimonial estates.Woman and Socialism|August Bebel
His patrimonial inheritance, aided by industry, enabled him to acquire a handsome fortune.The Loyalists of Massachusetts|James H. Stark
They spent a year in traveling over the eastern continent, and then returned home to settle upon their patrimonial estates.Capitola's Peril|Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth