mulier puisne

noun mu·li·er puis·ne \¦myülēə(r) ˈpyünē\
variants: or

mulier younger

Definition of mulier puisne

plural

muliers puisne

or

muliers younger

  1. :  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

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at puny


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up mulier puisne? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a trip made at another's expense

Get Word of the Day daily email!