Definition of Primogeniture

1. Noun. Right of inheritance belongs exclusively to the eldest son.

Generic synonyms: Heritage, Inheritance



Definition of Primogeniture

1. n. The state of being the firstborn of the same parents; seniority by birth among children of the same family.

Definition of Primogeniture

1. Noun. The state of being the firstborn of the children of the same parents. ¹

2. Noun. An exclusive right of inheritance belonging to the eldest son. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Primogeniture

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Primogeniture

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Literary usage of Primogeniture

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1. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1899)
"It may well be that Henry II. spoke his mind in favour of primogeniture both in England and in Normandy; his son Geoffrey in 1187, just when Glanvill was ..."

2. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1837)
"The Right of primogeniture Examined. In a Letter to a Friend: occasioned by a Debate in the House of Commons, April 12, 1836. By a YOUNGER BROTHER. ..."

3. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I. by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1898)
"The lord's interest in primogeniture. Inheritance of villein land. their sister, holding without homage until the third heir has [p. ..."

4. The Modern Law of Real Property: With an Introduction for the Student, and by Louis Arthur Goodeve (1885)
"The right of primogeniture in males," says the learned editor of Lord Coke's ... The doctrine of primogeniture was first introduced into England by William ..."

5. An Elementary Digest of the Law of Property in Land by Stephen Martin Leake (1874)
"It may be here observed that the custom of primogeniture was not founded on any such ... primogeniture obtained in military tenures as early as the reign of ..."

6. An Elementary Digest of the Law of Property in Land by Stephen Martin Leake (1874)
"It may be here observed that the custom of primogeniture was not founded on anysuch ... primogeniture obtained in military tenures as early as the reign of ..."

7. Fraser's Magazine by Thomas Carlyle (1870)
"primogeniture. MOST people have a vague idea that there is a certain difference between real and personal property; that their lands are realty and their ..."

8. Commentaries on the Law in Shakespeare: With Explanations of the Legal Terms by Edward Joseph White (1911)
"primogeniture.— "Orl. The courtesy of nations allows you my better, ... 1 The law t,f primogeniture or the right of the first-born under the English law is ..."

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