jus primae noctis

noun jus pri·mae noc·tis \-ˌprī(ˌ)mēˈnäktə̇s\

Definition of jus primae noctis

  1. 1 :  droit du seigneur

  2. 2 :  a right consummating a marriage granted to someone other than the bridegroom by the law or custom of some cultures

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Origin and Etymology of jus primae noctis

Latin, right of first night


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