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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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patrimonypat‧ri‧mo‧ny /ˈpætrəməni $ -moʊni/ noun [singular, uncountable] formal  SCLproperty given to you after the death of your father, which was given to him by your grandfather etc syn inheritance
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patrimonyAt the height of his career his whole estate, including his patrimony, was probably worth rather more than £1,300 a year.the national patrimony of CanadaFamilies were therefore nuclear and patriarchal and only one son inherited the patrimony.
From Longman Business Dictionarypatrimonypat‧ri‧mo‧ny /ˈpætrəməni-moʊni/ noun [uncountable]LAW property, goods etc that are passed through a family or nation over a very long period of time SYN INHERITANCEUnder the service contract, any oil found remains the exclusive patrimony of the nation.
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