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An old custom in certain English boroughs whereby the right to inherit an estate intestate went to the youngest son or, in default of male issue, to the youngest brother.
[Partial translation of Anglo-Norman tenure en burgh Engloys, tenure in an English borough; see borough.]
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[C14: from Anglo-French tenure en burgh Engloys tenure in an English borough; so called because the custom was unknown in France]
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