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primogeniture

pri·mo·gen·i·ture

primogeniture

 
pronunciation:
praI m je nih chr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the legal right of the first-born, esp. the oldest male child, to the entire inheritance of one or both parents.
definition 2: the state or fact of being the first-born.
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