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ultimogeniture

[ uhl-tuh-moh-jen-i-cher, -choor ]
/ ˌʌl tə moʊˈdʒɛn ɪ tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər /
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Origin of ultimogeniture

1880–85; <Latin ultim(us) (see ultima) + (prim)ogeniture

OTHER WORDS FROM ultimogeniture

ul·ti·mo·gen·i·tar·y [uhl-tuh-moh-jen-i-ter-ee], /ˌʌl tə moʊˈdʒɛn ɪˌtɛr i/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ultimogeniture

ultimogeniture
/ (ˌʌltɪməʊˈdʒɛnɪtʃə) /

noun law
a principle of inheritance whereby the youngest son succeeds to the estate of his ancestorCompare primogeniture
another name for borough-English

Word Origin for ultimogeniture

C19: ultimo- from Latin ultimus last + Late Latin genitura a birth
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