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
: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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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


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