mulier puisne


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

Word History


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 9 Dec. 2023.

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