Pat"ri*mo*ny (?), n.; pl. Patrimonies (#). [L. patrimonium, fr. pater father: cf. F. patrimoine. See Paternal.]

1.

A right or estate inherited from one's father; or, in a larger sense, from any ancestor.

"'Reave the orphan of his patrimony."

Shak.

2.

Formerly, a church estate or endowment.

Shipley.

 

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