Postremogeniture meaning

Inheritance by the last-born child of the entirety of, or of a privileged position in, a parent’s wealth, estate, or office; ultimogeniture.
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Origin of postremogeniture

  • First attested in 1865; either Latin postrēmōgenitus (“last-born”) + English -ure or the compounding in English of the Latin postrēmus (“[person who is] last”) + genitūra, in both cases after primogeniture; compare postreme.

    From Wiktionary