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patrimony (PAT ruh moh" nee) (s) (noun), patrimonies (pl)
1. Inheritance of money or property from a father or other ancestor which involves estates that have descended or been devised in a direct line from the father, and, by extension, from the mother or other ancestor: "Samuel was able to live well for many years with his patrimony."
2. Etymology: from Latin: patrimonium; from pater, "father".

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