Definition of patrimonial in English:

patrimonial

adjective

  • See patrimony

    • ‘In a traditional patrimonial system, all ruling relationships are personal relationships and the difference between the private and public spheres is nonexistent.’
    • ‘Of course, this is an additional patrimonial treasure that will increase the notoriety of Arles.’
    • ‘They underline the patrimonial structure of society in mobilizing the people.’
    • ‘Two government officials represent the state in financial and patrimonial matters.’
    • ‘Political conflict of the seventeenth century pushed the state out of the economy and sheared its patrimonial attributes.’

Pronunciation

patrimonial

/patrɪˈməʊnɪəl/