Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The earliest ancestor.
  • n. An ancestor or forebear.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An initial ancestor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The first ancestor; a forefather.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A forefather; an ancestor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an ancestor in the direct line

Etymologies

Late Latin prīmōgenitor : Latin prīmō, at first (from prīmus, first; see per1 in Indo-European roots) + Latin genitor, begetter (from genitus, past participle of gignere, to beget; see genə- in Indo-European roots).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Or take the prince, born into fantastic power by virtue of primogenitor.

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  • The initial integrate of months of the brand brand brand brand new year can mostly be the graveyard for unfancied properties which the primogenitor college of song is unhappy with.

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  • Fans as well as friends have been also promulgation best wishes for a integrate for being primogenitor so soon.

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  • This time the to assistance overworked primogenitor Maggie Gyllenhaal while her infantryman father is away.

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  • However, it wasnt until this year when an interrogation primogenitor asked me how we became meddlesome in training which we took a time to ponder this

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  • However, as a brand brand brand brand new primogenitor (of a 10 month old), we simply get sucked in to a cool costly toys.

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  • Dissidents, malcontents, criminals (remember I live in Georgia,) religious zealots, latter-born sons powerless in the face of primogenitor and just plain folks desperate enough to try to start all over.

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  • Zell can be seen as the primogenitor of the modern REIT movement, having pontificated tirelessly on the value of real estate in the transparent public markets while assailing the analyst community for failing to comprehend its actual worth.

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  • In the Pashtun culture, leaders at all levels (sub clan, clan, tribe, and tribal group) are not picked by primogenitor or god, they emerge out of an arduous process of consensus building among the members of the group.

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  • Their primogenitor Judah sold his brother Joseph into slavery claiming "Mission Accomplished", but the Lord made him eat humble pie within a few years.

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