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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a church endowment;

2. an inheritance coming by right of birth (especially by primogeniture);
[syn: birthright, patrimony]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Patrimony \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. [1913 Webster] 2. Formerly, a church estate or endowment. --Shipley. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

patrimony n 1: a church endowment 2: an inheritance coming by right of birth (especially by primogeniture) [syn: birthright, patrimony]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

25 Moby Thesaurus words for "patrimony": bequeathal, bequest, birthright, borough-English, coheirship, coparcenary, entail, gavelkind, heirloom, heirship, hereditament, heritable, heritage, heritance, incorporeal hereditament, inheritance, law of succession, legacy, line of succession, mode of succession, postremogeniture, primogeniture, reversion, succession, ultimogeniture