Unigeniture
Unigeniture \U`ni*gen"i*ture\, n. [L. unigenitus only-begotten; unus one + gignere, genitum, to beget.] The state of being the only begotten. [R.] --Bp. Pearson. [1913 Webster]

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  • unigeniture — /ū ni jenˈi chər/ noun The state or fact of being the only begotten ORIGIN: LL ūnigenitus only begotten • • • Unigenˈitus noun (from its first word) a bull of Clement XI (1713) condemning 101 propositions of the Jansenist Quesnel …   Useful english dictionary

  • unigeniture — /juniˈdʒɛnətʃə/ (say yoohnee jenuhchuh) noun (of Christ) the state or fact of being the only begotten …   Australian English dictionary

  • unigeniture — /yuwnajenstysr/ The state of being the only begotten …   Black's law dictionary

  • -ure — suffix forming: 1 nouns of action or process (censure; closure; seizure). 2 nouns of result (creature; scripture). 3 collective nouns (legislature; nature). 4 nouns of function (judicature; ligature). Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • Unigenitus — Unigenˈitus noun (from its first word) a bull of Clement XI (1713) condemning 101 propositions of the Jansenist Quesnel • • • Main Entry: ↑unigeniture …   Useful english dictionary

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