ultimogeniture

[uhl-tuh-moh-jen-i-cher, -choo r]

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

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

Word Origin for ultimogeniture

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