AskDefine | Define patrimonial

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patrimonial adj : inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent; "ancestral home"; "ancestral lore"; "hereditary monarchy"; "patrimonial estate"; "transmissible tradition" [syn: ancestral, hereditary, transmissible]

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Adjective

  1. Of or pertaining to patrimony
  2. Legally inherited from one or more ancestors
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