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primogeniture

noun pri·mo·gen·i·ture \-ˌchr, -chər, -ˌtyr, -ˌtr\

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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