ultimogeniture


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ultimogeniture

(ˌʌltɪməʊˈdʒɛnɪtʃə)
n
1. (Law) a principle of inheritance whereby the youngest son succeeds to the estate of his ancestor. Compare primogeniture
2. (Law) another name for borough-English
[C19: ultimo- from Latin ultimus last + Late Latin genitura a birth]

ultimogeniture

postremogeniture.
See also: Children, Law
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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.