Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder

    Improve Your Writing

  • Boost your vocabulary
  • See words in the context of real sentences
  • Learn by association and by definition
  • Master a new lexicon!

Get Started Below

Vocabulary Word

Word: patrimony

Definition: property inherited from a father


Sentences Containing 'patrimony'

Aderca's attitude was originally a countercritique of anti-German sentiment: his belief that the German Empire had a moral right to destroy the cultural patrimony of enemy nations, and as such was not "barbaric", was reviewed with reticence by a fellow Germanophile, Constantin Rădulescu-Motru.
Finding, then, that he was unable to resist his propensity, he resolved to divest himself of the instrument and cause of his prodigality and lavishness, to divest himself of wealth, without which Alexander himself would have seemed parsimonious; and so calling us all three aside one day into a room, he addressed us in words somewhat to the following effect: "My sons, to assure you that I love you, no more need be known or said than that you are my sons; and to encourage a suspicion that I do not love you, no more is needed than the knowledge that I have no self-control as far as preservation of your patrimony is concerned; therefore, that you may for the future feel sure that I love you like a father, and have no wish to ruin you like a stepfather, I propose to do with you what I have for some time back meditated, and after mature deliberation decided upon.
Four other museums are located in the Palace of Culture, The Art Museum has the largest art collection in Romania, with more than 8,000 paintings, out of which 1,000 belong to the national and universal patrimony, The Moldavia's History Museum, offers more than 35,000 objects from various fields, archaeology, numismatics, decorative art, ancient books, documents, The Ethnographic Museum of Moldavia owns more than 11,000 objects depicting the Romanian advance through the ages and The Science and Technology Museum with five distinct sections and one memorial house.
George received the lands of Obsdale in Alness, as his patrimony.
He uses fictive kinship language in describing Essene sharing of possessions: 'the individual’s possessions join the common stock and all, like brothers, enjoy a single patrimony' (Jewish War 2.8.2 §§118-119).
Her husband, who, when he married her, had no other patrimony than his noble probity, his first rate ability, and his spotless reputation, wished to possess as much as his wife.
His hereditary patrimony was the rich Northern town Galich-Mersky.
In 1998, nine years after the 1989 Revolution, the Cartea Românească building was returned to its rightful owner; the Ministry of Culture had to take the statue into its patrimony, and subsequently moved it in front of a house where Caragiale lived once, on Maria Rosetti Street.
In 2011, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines through the Episcopal Commission on Culture (CBCP-ECC) identified SPUP as a Catholic Cultural Center, tasked to collaborate in the conservation of the patrimony of the Church and to promote greater awareness of the Church’s heritage through education, worship and the Sacraments.
It fought for the protection of our national patrimony in the Constitutional Commission, a just debt re-scheduling scheme and capping of debt service, agrarian reform and import rationalization.
It was there that my father, ruined by the revolution, and M. Danglars, who never had possessed any patrimony, both laid the foundations of their different fortunes.''
On the contrary, they were provoked and disgusted by the vanity, luxury, and expense of the richer clergy, who appeared to spend upon their own pleasures what had always before been regarded as the patrimony of the poor.
The Eastern Catholic Churches have as their theological, spiritual and liturgical patrimony the traditions of the Christian East. Thus, there are differences in emphasis, tone and articulation of various aspects of Catholic theology, East and West. St.
The patrimony of a poor man lies in the strength and dexterity of his hands; and to hinder him from employing this strength and dexterity in what manner he thinks proper, without injury to his neighbour, is a plain violation of this most sacred property.
``But,''said the notary,``you are aware that the law does not allow a son to be entirely deprived of his patrimony?''

More Vocab Words

::: condole - express condolences; N. condolence: sympathy for someone who has experienced great sorrow
::: incontinent - lacking self-restraint; not continent; licentious
::: graphic - pertaining to the art of delineating; vividly described
::: blowhard - talkative boaster; braggart
::: scowl - frown angrily; N: angry frown
::: furtive - stealthy; quiet and secret (trying to escape notice); sneaky; Ex. furtive glance
::: desolate - make desolate; forsake; abandon and desert
::: complement - complete; consummate; make perfect; N.
::: inerrancy - infallibility
::: unequivocal - plain; clear; obvious