ultimogeniture


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ultimogeniture

(ˌʌltɪməʊˈdʒɛnɪtʃə)
n
1. (Law) a principle of inheritance whereby the youngest son succeeds to the estate of his ancestor. Compare primogeniture
2. (Law) another name for borough-English
[C19: ultimo- from Latin ultimus last + Late Latin genitura a birth]
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ultimogeniture

postremogeniture.
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