Definition of primogeniture
1 : the state of being the firstborn of the children of the same parents
2 : an exclusive right of inheritance belonging to the eldest son
Origin of primogeniture
Late Latin primogenitura, from Latin primus + genitura birth, from genitus, past participle of gignere
First Known Use: 1602
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