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Patrimony may refer to:


  • Patrimony, or property, the total of all personal and real entitlements, including movable and immovable property, belonging to a real person or a juristic person
  • Patrimony, or inheritance, a right or estate inherited from one's father, or other ancestor though the male line
  • Patrimony of affectation, defined as property, assets, or a legal estate that can be divided for a fiduciary purpose; distinct from a person's general assets
  • Family patrimony, a type of civil law patrimony that is created by marriage or civil union



  • National patrimony, the store of wealth or accumulated reserves of a national economy
  • Patrimonialism, a form of governance in which all power, both public and private, flows directly from the leader
  • Neopatrimonialism, a social system in which patrons use state resources to secure the loyalty of clients in the general population
  • Patrimonium Sancti Petri (Patrimony of St. Peter), a medieval state in Italy, ruled by the Pope