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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.


(ˌpraɪməʊˈdʒɛnɪtəl) or


relating to primogeniture
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The defective primogenital basis of the Lancastrian title to the throne is, in the context of repentance, a point of contact with Everyman.