Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Spanish law, same as majorat, 1.

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Examples

  • It is here that the ominous term "mayorazgo" may be said to have been naturalized in Castilian jurisprudence.

    The History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic — Volume 3

  • The entailed inheritance, or mayorazgo, in case he died without male issue, was to go to his brother Don Fernando, and from him, in like case, to pass to his uncle Don Bartholomew, descending always to the nearest male heir; in failure of which it was to pass to the female nearest in lineage to the admiral.

    The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus

  • Memorial ajustado sobre la propriedad del mayorazgo que foudo D. Christ.

    The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus

  • This carelessness of expense, indeed, called forth more than once the affectionate remonstrance of his brother Alonso, who, as the elder son, had inherited the _mayorazgo_, or family estate, and who provided liberally for Gonsalvo's support.

    The History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic — Volume 2

  • [14] The instrument establishing the _mayorazgo_, or perpetual entail of Columbus's estates, contains an injunction, that "his heirs shall never use any other signature than that of 'the Admiral, _el Almirante_, whatever other titles and honors may belong to them."

    The History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic — Volume 2

  • The entailed inheritance, or mayorazgo, in case he died without male issue, was to go to his brother Don Fernando, and from him, in like case, to pass to his uncle Don Bartholomew, descending always to the nearest male heir; in failure of which it was to pass to the female nearest in lineage to the admiral.

    The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Volume II)

  • Memorial ajustado sobre la propriedad del mayorazgo que foudo D. Christ.

    The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Volume II)

  • I have concluded to create an entailed estate (mayorazgo) out of the said eighth of the lands, places, and revenues, in the manner which I now proceed to state.

    The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Volume II)

  • “I command the said Don Diego, or whoever shall possess the said mayorazgo, that he labor and strive always for the honor, and welfare, and increase of the city of Genoa, and employ all his abilities and means in defending and augmenting the welfare and honor of her republic, in all matters which are not contrary to the service of the church of God, and the state of the king and queen our sovereigns, and their successors.”

    The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus

  • “I command the said Diego, my son, or the person who inherits the said mayorazgo (or entailed estate), that he maintain always in the city of Genoa a person of our lineage, who shall have a house and a wife there, and to furnish him with an income on which he can live decently, as a person connected with onr family, and hold footing and root in that city as a native of it, so that he may have aid and favor in that city in case of need, for from thence I came and there was born.”

    The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus

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