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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  • Eigne — Eigne, so v.w. Leibeigene …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 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

  • Eigne — See Ayne …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • eigne — astreigne atteigne beigne dépeigne déteigne empeigne enfreigne enseigne feigne geigne peigne porte enseigne renseigne restreigne teigne éteigne …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • eigné — dépeigné enseigné peigné renseigné …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Eigne — Eig|ne vgl. Eigene …   Die deutsche Rechtschreibung

  • eigne — The eldest …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • eigne — ˈān adjective Etymology: modification of Middle French ainé, aisné, ainsné, from Old French, from ainz before (from Latin ante) + né born more at ante , nee : eldest, firstborn …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eigne Leute — Eigne Leute, s. Leibeigenschaft …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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