bastard eigne

[ eyn ]
/ eɪn /

noun Old English Law.

the first-born illegitimate son of parents whose second son was legitimate.

Nearby words

  1. basta,
  2. bastard,
  3. bastard amber,
  4. bastard culverin,
  5. bastard cut,
  6. bastard file,
  7. bastard indigo,
  8. bastard mahogany,
  9. bastard measles,
  10. bastard pointing

Compare mulier puisne.

Origin of bastard eigne

1580–90; eigne < Anglo-French: elder, Old French ainsné (ainz before (< Vulgar Latin *antius, for Latin anteā) + ne born; see nee)

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