Definition of Majorat

1. n. The right of succession to property according to age; -- so termed in some of the countries of continental Europe.

Definition of Majorat

1. Noun. (legal) property that descends with a title ¹

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Definition of Majorat

1. the circumstance of being first-born [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Majorat

major sixths
major source
major sublingual duct
major suit
major surgery
major term
major third
major thirds
major tranquilizer
major tranquilliser
major tranquillizer
major triad
major triads
majorat (current term)
majoritarian democracy

Literary usage of Majorat

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1. Christopher Columbus and the New World of His Discovery by Filson Young (1906)
"APPENDIX G majorat AND WILL OF COLUMBUS FEBRUARY 22, 1498 Translation I could navigate and go to the Indies from Spain by traversing the Ocean-sea ..."

2. Commentaries on Colonial and Foreign Laws: Generally, and in Their Conflict by William Burge (1838)
"(c) If the mansion of a majorat has not been designated in the letters patent, it must, within the space of ten years, be procured, and annexed to the ..."

3. The Monarchy of the Middle Classes: France, Social, Literary, Political by Henry Lytton Bulwer Dalling and Bulwer (1836)
"So also in respect to the incumbent, when he shall have married since the institution-of the majorat. Nevertheless, the possessor of the majorat can, ..."

4. History of the Consulate and the Empire of France Under Napoleon by Adolphe Thiers, D. Forbes Campbell (1894)
"Their eldest sons were to have the title of dukes, if their father had instituted in their favour a majorat with a revenue of 200000 livres. ..."

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