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pa truh mohn yuhl

  • s  inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent
    patrimonial estate

  • The result is a colorful glimpse of rural Serbian culture, with its patrimonial society, strong family loyalties, female subservience, slow, leisurely discourse.
  • Other than in Iceland, this practice has been abandoned in favor of the less confusing continuity of patrimonial surnames.

  • Christine Lagarde in BusinessWeek
    The Alstom-Schneider offer appeared as the most favorable regarding the criteria set by Areva and the state, which was to respect the patrimonial interests of Areva and the development of industry and employment,Finance Minister Christine...
  • Jaap de Hoop Scheffer in Earthtimes (press release)
    I think we should all be encouraged by what we have not seen inside Kosovo, since the declaration of independence: no inter-ethnic violence; no mass flows of refugees; no organised attacks on patrimonial sites,said NATO Secretary General Jaap...
  • Rodolfo Terragno in Bloomberg
    From a patrimonial standpoint, this situation is similar to that of a dictatorship,said Terragno in an interview with Radio Mitre July 11. "Between these extra powers, the executive decrees the government uses and the discretionary funds...

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