(comparative more leviratic, superlative most leviratic)
- Alternative form of leviratical.
Variant of levirate
a custom of the Jews in Biblical times by which a dead man's brother was obligated to marry the widow if there were no sons: Deut. 25:5-10
Origin of levirateClassical Latin levir, husband's brother, brother-in-law (; from an unverified form daiwer ; from Indo-European an unverified form dāiwēr from source Sanskrit dēvár, Classical Greek daēr, Old English tacor) + -ate