geniture


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gen·i·ture

 (jĕn′ĭ-chər)
n.
Birth; nativity.

[Latin genitūra, reproduction, from genitus, past participle of gignere, to beget; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

geniture

(ˈdʒɛnɪtʃə)
n
birth or nativity

gen•i•ture

(ˈdʒɛn ɪ tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər)

n.
birth or nativity.
[1540–50; (< Middle French) < Latin genitūra. See genital, -ure]

geniture

Obsolete, birth; the process of generation.
See also: Birth
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vous avez felons ensanglante Le sein qui vous nourrit, et qui vous a porte: Or vivez de venin, sanglante geniture, Je n'ay plus que du sang pour vostre nourriture.
o regale decus facies dignisima saptiis presidium populi dulce philippe tui hesperie princips regum germana ppago et iam cesareos mox geniture dutes auspitis patris pecatum cesaris orbem composta longo tempore pare regas.
European firms report lower levels of competition, while French and British firms also report substantially higher levels of primo geniture because of the influence of Norman legal origin.