ultimogeniture

noun ul·ti·mo·gen·i·ture \ ˌəl-tə-mō-ˈje-nə-ˌchu̇r , -ni-chər , -nə-ˌtyu̇r , -nə-ˌtu̇r \

Definition of ultimogeniture

: a system of inheritance by which the youngest child succeeds to the estate

Origin and Etymology of ultimogeniture

Latin ultimus last + English primogeniture


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