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pri·mo·gen·i·ture

 (prī′mō-jĕn′ĭ-cho͝or′)
n.
1. The state of being the firstborn or eldest child of the same parents.
2. Law The right of the eldest child, especially the eldest son, to inherit the entire estate of one or both parents.

[Late Latin prīmōgenitūra : Latin prīmō, at first (from prīmus, first; see per in Indo-European roots) + Latin genitūra, birth (from genitus, past participle of gignere, to beget; see genə- in Indo-European roots).]

pri′mo·gen′i·tar′y (-jĕn′ĭ-tĕr′ē), pri′mo·gen′i·tal (-təl) adj.
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primogeniture

(ˌpraɪməʊˈdʒɛnɪtʃə)
n
1. the state of being a first-born
2. (Law) law the right of an eldest son to succeed to the estate of his ancestor to the exclusion of all others. Compare ultimogeniture
[C17: from Medieval Latin prīmōgenitūra birth of a first child, from Latin prīmō at first + Late Latin genitūra a birth]
primogenitary adj
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pri•mo•gen•i•ture

(ˌpraɪ məˈdʒɛn ɪ tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər)

n.
1. the state or fact of being the firstborn of children of the same parents.
2. inheritance by the firstborn, specifically the eldest son.
[1585–95; < Medieval Latin prīmōgenitūra a first birth = Latin prīmō at first + genitūra=genit(us) (past participle of gignere to beget) + -ūra -ure]
pri`mo•gen′i•tar′y, pri`mo•gen′i•tal, adj.
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primogeniture

the quality or condition of being a firstborn child. See also law.
See also: Children
the rights or legal status of the first born in a family. Cf. postremogeniture.
See also: Law
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.primogeniture - right of inheritance belongs exclusively to the eldest son
inheritance, heritage - that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner
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Translations

primogeniture

[ˌpraɪməʊˈdʒenɪtʃəʳ] N (frm) → primogenitura f
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primogeniture

nErstgeburt f; law of primogenitureErstgeburtsrecht nt
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References in periodicals archive ?
Iduhu are described as primarily patrilineal, with headshi p inherited usually by agnatic primogeniture, but with flexible criteria in recruitment.
The inheritance of leadership through agnatic primogeniture and the strength of genealogical memory suggest that investigating leadership may be analytically useful in understanding the concept of iduhu.
In the case of hereditary status, the observance of agnatic primogeniture in the inheritance of iduhu leadership is sometimes breached when an ageing iduhu kwarana has no son or when a son is too young or (in rare cases) refuses for some reason to accept the responsibility of leadership.