Postremogeniture Pos*tre`mo*gen"i*ture (?; 135), n. [L. postremus last + genitura birth, geniture.] The right of the youngest born. --Mozley & W. [1913 Webster]

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  • postremogeniture — /po stree moh jen i cheuhr, choor /, n. Law. a system of inheritance under which the estate of a deceased person goes to his youngest son. Also called ultimogeniture. Cf. primogeniture (def. 2). [ < L postrem(us) last (superl. of posterus coming… …   Universalium

  • postremogeniture — n. transfer of an inheritance to the youngest son …   English contemporary dictionary

  • postremogeniture — pos·tre·mo·geniture …   English syllables

  • postremogeniture — pä|strēmō+ noun Etymology: Latin postremus last (superl. of posterus coming after) + English o + geniture more at posterior : ultimogeniture * * * /po stree moh jen i cheuhr, choor /, n. Law. a system of inheritance under which the estate of a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ultimogeniture — Ultimogeniture, also known as postremogeniture or junior right, is the tradition of inheritance by the last born of the entirety of, or a privileged position in, a parent s wealth, estate or office. The tradition has been far rarer historically… …   Wikipedia

  • primogeniture — primogenitary, primogenital, adj. primogenitureship, n. /pruy meuh jen i cheuhr, choor /, n. 1. the state or fact of being the firstborn of children of the same parents. 2. Law. the system of inheritance or succession by the firstborn,… …   Universalium

  • ultimogeniture — ultimogenitary /ul teuh moh jen i ter ee/, adj. /ul teuh moh jen i cheuhr, choor /, n. postremogeniture. [1880 85; < L ultim(us) (see ULTIMA) + (PRIM)OGENITURE] * * * …   Universalium

  • bequeathal — Synonyms and related words: abalienation, alienation, amortization, amortizement, assignation, assignment, attested copy, bargain and sale, barter, bequest, birthright, borough English, cession, codicil, coheirship, conferment, conferral,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bequest — Synonyms and related words: attested copy, bequeathal, birthright, borough English, codicil, coheirship, coparcenary, devise, entail, gavelkind, heirloom, heirship, hereditament, heritable, heritage, heritance, incorporeal hereditament,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • birthright — Synonyms and related words: appanage, appurtenance, authority, bequeathal, bequest, borough English, claim, coheirship, conjugal right, coparcenary, demand, divine right, droit, due, entail, faculty, gavelkind, heirloom, heirship, hereditament,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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