Sentence Examples

  • Of primogeniture, while Hesiod is all for the opposite and probably earlier custom of Jiingsten-recht, and makes supreme Zeus the youngest of the sons of Cronus.
  • By a law of primogeniture he secured his land against such testamentary divisions as had diminished his own portion of his father's estate.
  • The title was made; heritable in order of primogeniture, and in the case of archbishops through their nephews.
  • The growth of Prussia provided Anhalt with a formidable neighbour, and the establishment and practice of primogeniture by all branches of the family prevented further divisions of the principality.
  • By this instrument the elector decreed that the electoral mark should pass in its entirety to his eldest son, an establishment of primogeniture which had considerable influence on the future development of the country.

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