what is difference between birthright and patrimony
birth + right
birthright (plural birthrights)
- Something owed since birth, due to inheritance.
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
patrimony (plural patrimonies)
- A right or estate inherited from one’s father; or, in a larger sense, from any ancestor.
- Synonym: heirloom
- Formerly, a church estate or endowment.
- See Derived terms of pater
- See Derived terms of -mony
- 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.