secundogeniture

noun
se·​cun·​do·​gen·​i·​ture | \ sə̇ˌ‧kən(ˌ)dōˈjenəchə(r) \

Definition of secundogeniture

1 : the right or system by which inheritance belongs to the second son
2 : a property or possession inherited by secundogeniture

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History and Etymology for secundogeniture

secundo- (from Latin secundus second, following) + geniture

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“Secundogeniture.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/secundogeniture. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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