Bastard eigne
Eigne Eigne, a. [OF. aisn['e], ainsn['e], F. a[^i]n['e], fr. L. ante natus born before. Cf. {Esnecy}.] 1. (Law) Eldest; firstborn. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

2. Entailed; belonging to the eldest son. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

{Bastard eigne}, a bastard eldest son whose parents afterwards intermarry. [1913 Webster]


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  • bastard eigne — In old English law, bastard elder. If a child was born of an illicit connection, and afterwards the parents intermarried and had another son, the elder was called bastard eigne, or, as it is now spelled, aine, and the second son was called puisne …   Black's law dictionary

  • bastard eigne — In old English law, bastard elder. If a child was born of an illicit connection, and afterwards the parents intermarried and had another son, the elder was called bastard eigne, or, as it is now spelled, aine, and the second son was called puisne …   Black's law dictionary

  • bastard eigne — noun or bastard elder : a bastard son of parents who afterward marry each other and have a legitimate son compare mulier puisne * * * /ayn/, Old Eng. Law. the first born illegitimate son of parents whose second son was legitimate. Cf. mulier… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bastard eigne — /ayn/, Old Eng. Law. the first born illegitimate son of parents whose second son was legitimate. Cf. mulier puisne. [1580 90; eigne < AF: elder, OF ainsné (ainz before ( < VL *antius, for L antea) + ne born; see NEE)] * * * …   Universalium

  • bastard eigne — The elder son of parents who were married to each other after his birth as a bastard. 2 Bl Comm 248 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Eigne — Eigne, a. [OF. aisn[ e], ainsn[ e], F. a[^i]n[ e], fr. L. ante natus born before. Cf. {Esnecy}.] 1. (Law) Eldest; firstborn. Blackstone. [1913 Webster] 2. Entailed; belonging to the eldest son. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] {Bastard eigne}, a bastard… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bastard (Law of England and Wales) — A bastard (also called whoreson) in the law of England and Wales was a person whose parents, at the time of their birth, were not married to each other. A person conceived to a couple not married to each other but who subsequently marry before… …   Wikipedia

  • eigne — aisne or eigne /eyn/ In old English law, the eldest or first born + eigne /eyn/ L. Fr. Eldest; eldest born. The term is of common occurrence in the old books. Thus, bastard eigne means an illegitimate son whose parents afterwards marry and have a …   Black's law dictionary

  • eigne — aisne or eigne /eyn/ In old English law, the eldest or first born + eigne /eyn/ L. Fr. Eldest; eldest born. The term is of common occurrence in the old books. Thus, bastard eigne means an illegitimate son whose parents afterwards marry and have a …   Black's law dictionary

  • bastard elder — noun see bastard eigne …   Useful english dictionary

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