postremogeniture

[ po-stree-moh-jen-i-cher, -choor ]
/ pɒˌstri moʊˈdʒɛn ɪ tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər /

noun Law.

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

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Also called ultimogeniture .

Origin of postremogeniture

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