Definition of patrimonial:
- "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.
This, however, Scott told me, was an ancient hereditary property called Lauckend, about as valuable as the patrimonial estate of Don Quixote, and which, in like manner, conferred an hereditary dignity upon its proprietor, who was a laird, and, though poor as a rat, prided himself upon his ancient blood, and the standing of his house.- "Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey", Washington Irving.
While renouncing, for the moment, any compensation for his consent to the pledging of Flushing his " patrimonial property, and a place of such great importance"- he expressed a confidence that the long services of his father, as well as those which he himself hoped to render, would meet in time with " condign recognition."- "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.