Minorat

Minorat

Mi`no*rat"\, n. [G. Cf. Minor, a.] (Law) A custom or right, analogous to borough-English in England, formerly existing in various parts of Europe, and surviving in parts of Germany and Austria, by which certain entailed estates, as a homestead and adjacent land, descend to the youngest male heir.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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