Feb. 9 - Feb. 15, 2009

primogeniture

n.  1 the the fact or condition of being the first-born child. 2 (in full right of primogeniture) the right of succession belonging to the first-born, esp. the feudal rule by which the whole real estate of an intestate passes to the eldest son. primogenitary adj. 

[medieval Latin primogenitura from Latin primo first + genitura from gignere genit - beget]

Source: The Canadian Oxford Dictionary
 

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