Definitions

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  • adj. eldest; firstborn
  • adj. entailed; belonging to the eldest son

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Eldest; firstborn.
  • adj. Entailed; belonging to the eldest son.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Eldest: an epithet used in law to denote the eldest son: as, bastard eigne.
  • Belonging to the eldest son; unalienable; entailed.

Etymologies

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Old French aisné, ainsné. Compare esnecy.

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