unigeniture

unigeniture

(ˌjuːnɪˈdʒɛnɪtʃə)
n
1. (Sociology) formal the fact of being the only child of a particular father
2. (Genetics) formal the fact of being the only child of a particular father
3. (Sociology) the condition or practice of a father begetting only one child
4. (Genetics) the condition or practice of a father begetting only one child

unigeniture

the quality or condition of being an only child.
See also: Children
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For this study the most important aspect of core line proximity among the Balinese gentry is that power over the core houseyard and houseyard temple is controlled by the rule of unigeniture via the line of the father.
Douglas Bernheim, NBER and Stanford University, "Bequests as Signals: An Explanation for the Equal Division Puzzle, Unigeniture, and Ricardian Nonequivalence"
As unigeniture and celibacy were not frequent in the region (Bouchard, 1996), this rule does not seem to bias the selection one way or another.