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n.1.(Law) A custom or right, analogous to borough-English in England, formerly existing in various parts of Europe, and surviving in parts of Germany and Austria, by which certain entailed estates, as a homestead and adjacent land, descend to the youngest male heir.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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