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First attested in 1513. From patrimoyne, from patremoyne, from Middle French patrimoine/patremoine, from Latin patrimōnium, from pater (father) + -mōnium (state, condition). Also patri- +‎ -mony. Compare matrimony

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patrimony (plural patrimonies)

  1. A right or estate inherited from one's father; or, in a larger sense, from any ancestor.
    Synonym: heirloom
  2. Formerly, a church estate or endowment.

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