postremogeniture

postremogeniture

[po-stree-moh-jen-i-cher, -choor]
noun Law.
a system of inheritance under which the estate of a deceased person goes to his youngest son. Also called ultimogeniture. Compare primogeniture ( def 2 ).

Origin:
< Latin postrēm(us) last (superlative of posterus coming after) + -o- + geniture

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