plural -es
English law, obsolete
: a prerogative of the eldest coparcener to choose first after an inheritance is divided

Word History


Medieval Latin esnescia, aisnecia, from Old French ainsnesse, from ainsné eldest, firstborn + -esse -ess

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“Esnecy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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