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Definition of patrimony noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    patrimony

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈpætrəˌmoʊni//
     
    [singular] (formal)
     
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  1. 1property that is given to someone when their father dies synonym inheritance
  2. 2the works of art and treasures of a nation, church, etc. synonym heritage
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