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]
References in periodicals archive
calling Cinderella a tale of classical ultimogeniture
Robichaux, David (1997), "Residence Rules and Ultimogeniture
in Tlaxcala and Mesoamerica", Ethnology, vol.
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.