Paeans to patrimony and to the sanctity of land are good at rallying the faithful not only for Jews, but also Arabs.
She revealed her patrimony after Thurmond died; his family later acknowledged the relationship.
World II and the Soviet occupation cost them much of their patrimony, and many important works of art left the collection.
mid-14c., "property of the Church," also "spiritual legacy of Christ," from Old French patremoine "heritage, patrimony" (12c.) and directly from Latin patrimonium "a paternal estate, inheritance from a father," also figurative, from pater (genitive patris) "father" (see father (n.)) + -monium, suffix signifying action, state, condition. Meaning "property inherited from a father or ancestors" is attested from late 14c. Figurative sense of "immaterial things handed down from the past" is from 1580s. A curious sense contrast to matrimony.