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English definition of “primogeniture”

primogeniture

noun [U]     /ˌpraɪ.məʊˈdʒen.ɪ.tʃər/ US  /-moʊˈdʒen.ɪ.tʃɚ/ specialized
the custom by which all of a family's property goes to the oldest son when the father diesInheriting and bequeathing
(Definition of primogeniture noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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