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ultimogeniture

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noun ul·ti·mo·gen·i·ture \ˌəl-tə-mō-ˈje-nə-ˌchu̇r, -ni-chər, -nə-ˌtyu̇r, -nə-ˌtu̇r\

Definition of ultimogeniture

  1. :  a system of inheritance by which the youngest child succeeds to the estate



Origin and Etymology of ultimogeniture

Latin ultimus last + English primogeniture


First Known Use: 1882


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