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PATRIMONY. Patrimony is sometimes understood to mean all kinds of property but its more limited signification, includes only such estate, as has descended in the same family and in a still more confined sense, it is only that which has descended or been devised in a direct line from the father, and by extension, from the mother, or other ancestor.
     2. By patrimony, patrimonium, is also understood the father's duty to take care of his children. Sw. pt. 3, Sec. 18, n. 31, p. 235.

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From that moment on, the rhythm of destruction of the urban and rural architectural patrimony was sped up, the disaster beginning in full in the centre of Bucharest with the Enei Church and continuing with churches and monastery ensembles in other areas of the city.
If you are a jet-setter who couldn't be bothered with resetting your clock everytime you touch down in a strange land, the Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time could be just the watch for you.
However, some states-- Aguascalientes, Tlaxcala, Zacatecas, and Guanajuato --are taking the opposite position, with state legislators and governors taking actions to protect bullfighting, commonly known as the fiesta brava, via declarations declaring the practice "cultural patrimony.
For example, it may be possible for beneficiaries or other interested parties to annul a disposition of trust property; in this way, the property may be restored to the trust patrimony.
With the box-shaped percussion instrument on the ready, a large crowd of cajon aficionados slapped their hands in unison against the drum box declared a National Patrimony back in 2001 by Peru's National Institute of Culture.
In war zones "criminal elements, bad actors" can "take advantage of the chaos and of the violence to loot, to steal patrimony that belongs to all the people of the country, to spirit it across borders," she warned.
The festival, they added, will highlight the Moroccan Sahrawi patrimony which is highly influenced by the Hassani culture, one of the oral traditions that is still alive and continues to be part of the everyday life of the inhabitants of the southern provinces.
This mindset was spectacularly exhibited with the abrupt unveiling of a new supra-territorial Roman Catholic church structure titled a "Personal Ordinariate," with its doors open to groups of disaffected Anglicans throughout the world who were invited to move collectively to Rome, bringing their Anglican patrimony with them.
In a ceremony to mark the official beginning of the Inter-American Year of Culture, the OAS declared Peruvian cuisine to be part of the "Cultural Patrimony of the Americas.
Summary: National Agency for Mining Patrimony (ANPM) launched an invitation to tender concerning 36 mining claims for the exploration and exploitation of industrial minerals in 21 provinces, the agency told APS on Wednesday.
Summary: BEIRUT: Lebanon's cities have a peculiar relationship with their architectural patrimony.
The opening ceremony was held in the presence of the Romania's Minister of Culture and National Patrimony, Hunor Kelemen, and the UAE ambassador to Romania, Yaqob Yusuf Al Housni.