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Origin of primogeniture
OTHER WORDS FROM primogeniturepri·mo·gen·i·tar·y, pri·mo·gen·i·tal, adjectivepri·mo·gen·i·ture·ship, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for primogeniture
The modern equivalent of primogeniture in the U.S., as Schine sees it, is divorce.
He has the primogeniture, and the dominion over all things, the entire universe of existences being subordinated to him.
This gives a second storey, which in its turn receives provisions and an egg, the second in order of primogeniture.Bramble-bees and Others|J. Henri Fabre
How justly they conferred upon him this rank of primogeniture, I will not determine.
Wherever the right of primogeniture is established, property must accumulate and remain in families.
One need not sell his individuality for a mess of pottage, as Esau sold his primogeniture.
British Dictionary definitions for primogeniture
Derived forms of primogenitureprimogenitary (ˌpraɪməʊˈdʒɛnɪtərɪ, -trɪ), adjective
Word Origin for primogeniture
Cultural definitions for primogeniture
A system of inheritance in which land passes exclusively to the eldest son. Until the Industrial Revolution, this system severely restricted the freedom of younger sons, who were often forced into the military or the clergy to earn a living.