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PRIMOGENITURE Definition & Legal Meaning

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1. The state of being the first-born among several children of the same parents; seniority by birth in the same family. 2. The superior or exclusive right possessed by the eldest son, and particularly, his right to succeed to the estate of his ancestor, in right of his seniority by birth, to the ex- clusion of younger sons.


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