birthright vs patrimony what difference

what is difference between birthright and patrimony

English

Etymology

birth +‎ right

Noun

birthright (plural birthrights)

  1. Something owed since birth, due to inheritance.

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English

Etymology

First attested in 1513. From patrimoyne, from patremoyne, from Middle French patrimoine/patremoine, from Latin patrimōnium, from pater (father) + -mōnium (state, condition). Also patri- +‎ -mony. Compare matrimony

Noun

patrimony (plural patrimonies)

  1. A right or estate inherited from one’s father; or, in a larger sense, from any ancestor.
    Synonym: heirloom
  2. Formerly, a church estate or endowment.

Related terms

  • See Derived terms of pater
  • See Derived terms of -mony

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Further reading

  • patrimony in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • patrimony in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “patrimony”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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