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noun as in inheritance


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Thank you very much, Ukrainians said, we have now rediscovered our history, our cultural patrimony and our peoplehood and because of you, we believe our future lies with Europe.

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She revealed her patrimony after Thurmond died; his family later acknowledged the relationship.

Paeans to patrimony and to the sanctity of land are good at rallying the faithful not only for Jews, but also Arabs.

They apply and lobby for inclusion of their particular patrimony.

All England hath paid his taxes with my patrimony: I was a sheep that left my wool on every briar.

In his early years he dissipated almost all his patrimony in libertinism and debauchery.

Nanni di Banco, Vasari tells us, was a man who "inherited a competent patrimony, and one by no means of inferior condition."

His illusions were those natural to all young men who suddenly come into possession of a patrimony after years of privation.

Those who wasted their patrimony, forfeited their right of being buried in the sepulchres of their fathers.

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On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to patrimony, such as: ancestry, endowment, estate, heritage, legacy, and bequeathal.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.