Esnecy
Esnecy Es"ne*cy, n. [See {Eigne}.] (Eng. Law) A prerogative given to the eldest coparcener to choose first after an inheritance is divided. --Mozley & W. [1913 Webster]

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  • esnecy — noun ( es) Etymology: Medieval Latin esnescia, aisnecia, from Old French ainsnesse, from ainsné eldest, firstborn + esse ess more at eigne English law, obsolete : a prerogative of the eldest coparcener to choose first after an inheritance is… …   Useful english dictionary

  • esnecy — /es neuh see/, n. Obs. (in English law) the right of the oldest member of a coparcenary to have first choice of share upon division of the inheritance. [1600 10; < ML aesnecia, Latinization of OF ainsneece, ainsnesse position of an older brother… …   Universalium

  • esnecy — /e(s)nssiy/ Seniority; the condition or right of the eldest; the privilege of the eldest born. Particularly used of the privilege of the eldest among coparceners to make a first choice of purparts upon a voluntary partition …   Black's law dictionary

  • esnecy — /e(s)nssiy/ Seniority; the condition or right of the eldest; the privilege of the eldest born. Particularly used of the privilege of the eldest among coparceners to make a first choice of purparts upon a voluntary partition …   Black's law dictionary

  • esnecy — The right or privilege of seniority. The privilege or prerogative given to the eldest among coparceners, to have the first choice after the inheritance is divided …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • aesnecia — /iysniysh(iy)a/ In old English law, Esnecy; the right or privilege of the eldest born …   Black's law dictionary

  • ainesse — /eynes/ In French feudal law, the right or privilege of the eldest born; primogeniture; esnecy …   Black's law dictionary

  • eignesse — /eynes/ See esnecy …   Black's law dictionary

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