Simple Definition of patrimony
: property that you receive from your father when he dies
: things that are from the past
Examples of patrimony
These historic landmarks are an important part of our cultural patrimony.
<her patrimony was the family's newspaper business>
Origin of patrimony
Middle English patrimoine, patrimonie, from Anglo-French patremoine, from Latin patrimonium, from patr-, pater father
First Known Use: 14th century
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