Ultimogeniture - definition of ultimogeniture by The Free Dictionary
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(Law) a principle of inheritance whereby the youngest son succeeds to the estate of his ancestor. Compare primogeniture
[C19: ultimo- from Latin ultimus last + Late Latin genitura a birth]
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I put things down to unremediated ultimogeniture
which was made yet worse by Will's father's policy of adopting boys and 'rearin them up', thereby giving Will yet more older brothers to resent.
Koch, Die gesetzlich geschlossenen Hofguter des badischen Schwarzwaldes (Tubingen, 1900); Rosalie Horstman Haines The Youngest Sons: Ultimogeniture
and Family Structure among German Farmers in Eastern Westphalia 1680-1980, Ph.