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esnecy

[es-nuh-see] /ˈɛs nə si/
noun, Obsolete, (in English law)
1.
the right of the oldest member of a coparcenary to have first choice of share upon division of the inheritance.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Medieval Latin aesnecia, Latinization of Old French ainsneece, ainsnesse position of an older brother or sister, derivative of ainsne elder (compare Latin antenātus (one) born before another)
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