1. [syn: ancestral, hereditary, patrimonial, transmissible]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Patrimonial \Pat`ri*mo"ni*al\, a. [L. patrimonialis: cf. F.
Of or pertaining to a patrimony; inherited from ancestors;
as, a patrimonial estate.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually
legal rules) of descent; "ancestral home"; "ancestral
lore"; "hereditary monarchy"; "patrimonial estate";
"transmissible tradition" [syn: ancestral,
hereditary, patrimonial, transmissible]
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
PATRIMONIAL. A thing, which comes from the father, and by extension, from
the mother or other ancestor.