Meaning of “primogeniture” in the English Dictionary

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"primogeniture" in British English

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primogeniturenoun [ U ]

uk /ˌpraɪ.məʊˈdʒen.ɪ.tʃər/ us /ˌpraɪ.moʊˈdʒen.ə.tʃɚ/ specialized

the custom by which all of a family's property goes to the oldest son when the father dies

(Definition of “primogeniture” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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