mulier puisne

mu·​li·​er puis·​ne | \ ¦myülēə(r) ˈpyünē \
variants: or mulier younger
plural muliers puisne or muliers younger

Definition of mulier puisne

: a younger legitimate son of a married woman who prior to her marriage has had an older illegitimate son by the father of her legitimate child — compare bastard eigne

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History and Etymology for mulier puisne

mulier puisne from (assumed) Anglo-French mulieré puisné, from Anglo-French mulieré legitimate son (from mulier wife, from Latin, woman, wife) + Middle French puisné younger; mulier younger partial translation of (assumed) Anglo-French mulieré puisné

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“Mulier puisne.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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