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  • n. A prerogative given to the eldest coparcener to choose first after an inheritance is divided.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A prerogative given to the eldest coparcener to choose first after an inheritance is divided.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In English law, the right of the eldest coparcener, when an estate descends to daughters jointly for want of a male heir, to make the first choice in the division of the inheritance. Also spelled æsnecy.

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See eigne.

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