esnecy

[ es-nuh-see ]
/ ˈɛs nə si /

noun Obsolete. (in English law)

the right of the oldest member of a coparcenary to have first choice of share upon division of the inheritance.

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Origin of esnecy

1600–10; < Medieval Latin aesnecia, Latinization of Old French ainsneece, ainsnesse position of an older brother or sister, derivative of ainsne elder (compare Latin antenātus (one) born before another)
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