ultimogeniture

noun
ul·​ti·​mo·​gen·​i·​ture | \ ˌəl-tə-mō-ˈje-nə-ˌchu̇r How to pronounce ultimogeniture (audio) , -ni-chər, -nə-ˌtyu̇r, -nə-ˌtu̇r\

Definition of ultimogeniture

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

First Known Use of ultimogeniture

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ultimogeniture

Latin ultimus last + English primogeniture

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Dictionary Entries near ultimogeniture

ultimatum

ultimo

ultimogenitary

ultimogeniture

ultimus heres

Ultonian

ultra

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The first known use of ultimogeniture was in 1882

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