bastard-eigne

bastard eigne

[eyn]
noun Old English Law.
the first-born illegitimate son of parents whose second son was legitimate.
Compare mulier puisne.


Origin:
1580–90; eigne < Anglo-French: elder, Old French ainsné (ainz before (< Vulgar Latin *antius, for Latin anteā) + ne born; see nee)

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