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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Patrimony  \Pat"ri*mo*ny\,  n.;  pl  {Patrimonies}.  [L. 
  patrimonium  fr  pater  father:  cf  F.  patrimoine.  See 
  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. 
  2.  Formerly,  a  church  estate  or  endowment.  --Shipley. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  church  endowment 
  2:  an  inheritance  coming  by  right  of  birth  (especially  by 
  primogeniture)  [syn:  {birthright}] 

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