Legally inherited from one or more ancestors(adjective)
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Use "patrimonial" in a sentence
"Instead, it strengthened what he calls "patrimonial capitalism"-a system in which the key determinant of success is how close you are to those in power."
"HAVING set forth, in the two preceding chapters, the nature of a commonwealth institutive, by the consent of many men together; I come now to speak of dominion, or a body politic by acquisition, which is commonly called a patrimonial kingdom."
"(eventually seventeen) were summoned, but for ordinary meetings for the purpose of money levies only those of the so-called patrimonial or old"