noun Etymology: Latin ultimus last + English primogeniture Date: 1882 a system of inheritance by which the youngest child succeeds to the estate

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  • Ultimogeniture — Ultimogeniture, also known as postremogeniture or junior right, is the tradition of inheritance by the last born of the entirety of, or a privileged position in, a parent s wealth, estate or office. The tradition has been far rarer historically… …   Wikipedia

  • ultimogéniture — ● ultimogéniture nom féminin Régime des sociétés dans lesquelles le dernier né a droit à l héritage familial …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ultimogeniture — [ul΄tə mō jen′ə chər] n. [< L ultimus, last + geniture as in PRIMOGENITURE] inheritance or succession by the youngest son of the family …   English World dictionary

  • ultimogeniture — ultimogenitary /ul teuh moh jen i ter ee/, adj. /ul teuh moh jen i cheuhr, choor /, n. postremogeniture. [1880 85; < L ultim(us) (see ULTIMA) + (PRIM)OGENITURE] * * * …   Universalium

  • ultimogeniture — noun A system of inheritance in which the youngest son or youngest child inherits an estate …   Wiktionary

  • ultimogeniture — n. inheritance by the youngest son …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Ultimogeniture — Term meaning that the youngest son would inherit the estate or office of his father. This was customary in some Devon farming families until modern times. The logic was that the older sons would marry and be helped to move away onto new lands,… …   Medieval glossary

  • ultimogeniture — ul·ti·mo·geniture …   English syllables

  • ultimogeniture — Inheritance by the youngest son …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • ultimogeniture — /ʌltəmoʊˈdʒɛnətʃə/ (say ultuhmoh jenuhchuh) noun the principle of undivided inheritance or succession by the youngest son (distinguished from primogeniture). {ultimo (combining form representing Latin ultimus last) + (primo)geniture} …   Australian English dictionary

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