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postremogeniture

[ po-stree-moh-jen-i-cher, -choor ]

noun

, Law.
  1. a system of inheritance under which the estate of a deceased person goes to his youngest son.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of postremogeniture1

First recorded in 2000–05; from Latin postrēm(us) “last, final” (superlative of posterus “coming after, future”) + -o- + geniture

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