ul·​ti·​mo·​gen·​i·​ture ˌəl-tə-mō-ˈje-nə-ˌchu̇r How to pronounce ultimogeniture (audio)
: a system of inheritance by which the youngest child succeeds to the estate

Word History


Latin ultimus last + English primogeniture

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ultimogeniture was in 1882

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“Ultimogeniture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultimogeniture. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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