Secundo-geniture Se*cun`do-gen"i*ture, n. [L. secundus second + genitura a begetting, generation.] A right of inheritance belonging to a second son; a property or possession so inherited. [1913 Webster]

The kingdom of Naples . . . was constituted a secundo-geniture of Spain. --Bancroft. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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