Meaning of “patrimony” in the English Dictionary

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"patrimony" in British English

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patrimonynoun [ S or U ]

/ˈpæt.rɪ.mə.ni/ /ˈpæt.rɪ.mə.ni/ /ˈpæt.rə.moʊ.ni/ formal

the property that someone gets from their father after his death

the valuable objects, buildings, ideas, etc. that a society gets from the people who have lived in the past:

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the Embassy works in coordination with Peruvian institutions to protect and promote Peru's cultural patrimony.
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(Definition of “patrimony” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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patrimonynoun [ U ]

uk /ˈpætrɪməni/ us /ˈpætrɪməʊni/

land, property, historical objects, etc. that have belonged to a country or other area for many years:

cultural/national patrimony The statues are part of our country's cultural patrimony.

(Definition of “patrimony” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)