ultimogeniture

[ uhl-tuh-moh-jen-i-cher, -choo r ]
/ ˌʌl tə moʊˈdʒɛn ɪ tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər /

noun


Nearby words

  1. ultimate constituent,
  2. ultimate strength,
  3. ultimately,
  4. ultimatum,
  5. ultimo,
  6. ultisol,
  7. ulto.,
  8. ultra,
  9. ultra filtration,
  10. ultra vires

Origin of ultimogeniture

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

Related formsul·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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