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See definition of primogeniture on Dictionary.com
  • as inbirthright
  • as ininheritance

synonyms for primogeniture

  • bequest
  • claim
  • due
  • inheritance
  • legacy
  • patrimony
  • right
  • share
  • bequest
  • estate
  • heritage
  • legacy
  • birthright
  • devise
  • gift
  • heirloom
  • heritance
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How to use primogeniture in a sentence

Apart from a few royal families, primogeniture is no longer the norm in Western countries.
DOES BIRTH ORDER REALLY DETERMINE PERSONALITY? HERE'S WHAT THE RESEARCH SAYSLYNN BERGERAPRIL 13, 2021TIME
That such an idea might come to M. d'Anjou is possible; his ancestors are mine, and it is only a question of primogeniture.
CHICOT THE JESTERALEXANDRE DUMAS, PERE
No argument can ever restore general confidence in the institution of primogeniture, but it dies hard, even (p. 085) in England.
THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTEWILLIAM MILLIGAN SLOANE
Here his Lordship sighed, but not too deeply, for he remembered that the law of primogeniture is the sworn enemy to grief.
THE KNIGHT OF GWYNNE, VOL. II (OF II)CHARLES JAMES LEVER
The law of entail is traceable to the same human instincts as the law of primogeniture.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 64, NO. 393, JULY 1848VARIOUS
At the same time, I did not believe nature had created men unequal, in the order of primogeniture from male to male.
AFLOAT AND ASHOREJAMES FENIMORE COOPER
Under both rules the law of primogeniture sometimes held force.
RALESTONE LUCKANDRE NORTON
"It all comes from entail and primogeniture, and old-fashioned English prejudices of that kind," said Madame Goesler.
PHINEAS FINNANTHONY TROLLOPE
It was probably precisely the same course of things which ultimately produced primogeniture in the holding of whole manors.
THE ENGLISH VILLAGE COMMUNITYFREDERIC SEEBOHM
By the right of primogeniture the paternal estate would go to the oldest son.
A HISTORY OF NORWEGIAN IMMIGRATION TO THE UNITED STATES : FROM THE EARLIEST BEGINNING DOWN TO THE YEAR 1848GEORGE TOBIAS FLOM
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WORDS RELATED TO PRIMOGENITURE

  • bequest
  • claim
  • due
  • inheritance
  • legacy
  • patrimony
  • primogeniture
  • right
  • share
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