What does the word patrimony mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Patrimonial.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Patrimonially.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • An inherited estate; inheritance.

Usage examples for patrimony

  1. Next me, at the long table where we were all thrown in together,- all who could not pay for private meals,- sat a poor fellow who had flung away a patrimony of three thousand a year. – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  2. " Pardieu," said Montreal, with a stern smile, " I ought to be thankful for the preference shown to me; I have not yet received the commands, nor felt the vengeance, of the Tribune; yet, methinks, my humble castle lies just within the patrimony of St. Peter." – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton