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patrimony

pat·ri·mo·ny

patrimony

 
pronunciation:
pae tr mo ni
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part of speech: noun
inflections: patrimonies
definition 1: an estate inherited, usu. from one's father.
definition 2: any quality, condition, or the like that is inherited, esp. from one's father.
similar words:
legacy
derivation: patrimonial (adj.)
Word Parts
The word patrimony contains the following part:
patr, patri, pater Latin root that means father, fatherland
synonyms:
matr, matri, mater