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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pat·ri·mo·ny /ˈpætrəˌmoni/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pat·ri·mo·ny n.; pl. Patrimonies
 1. A right or estate inherited from one's father; or, in a larger sense, from any ancestor. “'Reave the orphan of his patrimony.”
 2. Formerly, a church estate or endowment.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a church endowment
      2: an inheritance coming by right of birth (especially by
         primogeniture) [syn: birthright]