Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In law, a customary descent of some estates in England to the youngest son instead of the eldest, or, if the owner leaves no son, to the youngest brother.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Eng. Law) A custom, as in some ancient boroughs, by which lands and tenements descend to the youngest son, instead of the eldest; or, if the owner have no issue, to the youngest brother.
- n. a former English custom by which the youngest son inherited land to the exclusion of his older brothers
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