from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Birth; nativity.
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- n. Birth, begetting.
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- n. Generation; procreation; birth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In astrology, birth; nativity.
- n. The power of procreation; virility.
- n. plural The genitals.
It was thought that this was impossible in our republic because we had no law of _primogeniture_, but we have another kind of geniture that is very effective.
Paracelsus goes farther, and will have his physician  predestinated to this man's cure, this malady; and time of cure, the scheme of each geniture inspected, gathering of herbs, of administering astrologically observed; in which Thurnesserus and some iatromathematical professors, are too superstitious in my judgment.
 Saturn was lord of my geniture, culminating, &c., and Mars principal significator of manners, in partile conjunction with my ascendant; both fortunate in their houses, &c.
Garcaeus and Leovitius will have the chief judgment to be taken from the lord of the geniture, or where there is an aspect between the moon and Mercury, and neither behold the horoscope, or Saturn and Mars shall be lord of the present conjunction or opposition in Sagittarius or Pisces, of the sun or moon, such persons are commonly epileptic, dote, demoniacal, melancholy: but see more of these aphorisms in the above-named Pontanus.
His aphorisms be these,  Mercury in any geniture, if he shall be found in Virgo, or Pisces his opposite sign, and that in the horoscope, irradiated by those quartile aspects of Saturn or
Valerius so much brags; a man as healthy as Otto Herwardus, a senator of Augsburg in Germany, whom  Leovitius the astrologer brings in for an example and instance of certainty in his art; who because he had the significators in his geniture fortunate, and free from the hostile aspects of Saturn and Mars, being a very cold man,  could not remember that ever he was sick.
Cardan, in his thirty-seventh geniture, gives instance in Matth.
 Paracelsus is of opinion, that a physician without the knowledge of stars can neither understand the cause or cure of any disease, either of this or gout, not so much as toothache; except he see the peculiar geniture and scheme of the party effected.
For Cancer suits one as well as the other, and therefore I put nothing upon him, that I might not press my own geniture.
Pliny saith, Shell fish is the wonderful geniture of a pearl congealed into a diaphanous stone, and the shell is called the mother of pearl.