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ultimogeniture

[uhl-tuh-moh-jen-i-cher, -choo r] /ˌʌl tə moʊˈdʒɛn ɪ tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər/
noun
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < Latin ultim(us) (see ultima) + (prim)ogeniture
Related forms
ultimogenitary
[uhl-tuh-moh-jen-i-ter-ee] /ˌʌl tə moʊˈdʒɛn ɪˌtɛr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ultimogenitary

ultimogeniture

/ˌʌltɪməʊˈdʒɛnɪtʃə/
noun (law)
1.
a principle of inheritance whereby the youngest son succeeds to the estate of his ancestor Compare primogeniture
2.
another name for borough-English
Word Origin
C19: ultimo- from Latin ultimus last + Late Latin genitura a birth
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