Property or other legal entitlements inherited from (or through) one's father, especially if it has been handed down through generations in the same family, birthright.
The sum total of all personal and real entitlements, including movable and immovable property, belonging to a real person or a moral person.
the envelop that contains all of a person's rights and obligations which can be assigned a monetary value under the French legal system. In traditional French legal doctrine, each person whether physical (a human being) or juridical can only have one patrimony. There could be no patrimony without a person (see the notion of patrimoine d'affectation to the contrary).