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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 law of entail is traceable to the same human instincts as the law of primogeniture.
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.
By the right of primogeniture the paternal estate would go to the oldest son.
By the law of primogeniture the oldest son inherited the estate.

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