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Firstborn vs. Primogeniture

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Firstbornnoun

The first child to be born to a parent or family.

Primogeniturenoun

The state of being the firstborn of the children of the same parents.

Firstbornadjective

Born as the first one in a family, flock or the like.

Primogeniturenoun

The principle that the eldest child has an exclusive right of inheritance.

Firstbornadjective

Most excellent; most distinguished or exalted.

Primogeniturenoun

(countable) An instance of such a right of inheritance, established by custom or law.

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Firstbornnoun

The first child born to a parent; as, his firstborn was showered with gifts from relatives.

Primogeniturenoun

The state of being the firstborn of the same parents; seniority by birth among children of the same family.

Firstbornadjective

First brought forth; first in the order of birth; eldest; hence, most excellent; most distinguished or exalted; as, the firstborn child.

Primogeniturenoun

The exclusive right of inheritance which belongs to the eldest son. Thus in England the right of inheriting the estate of the father belongs to the eldest son, and in the royal family the eldest son of the sovereign is entitled to the throne by primogeniture. In exceptional cases, among the female children, the crown descends by right of primogeniture to the eldest daughter only and her issue.

Firstbornnoun

the offspring who came first in the order of birth

Primogeniturenoun

right of inheritance belongs exclusively to the eldest son

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Firstbornadjective

first in order of birth;

‘the firstborn child’;

Primogeniture

Primogeniture ( also ) is the right, by law or custom, of the firstborn legitimate child to inherit the parent's entire or main estate in preference to shared inheritance among all or some children, any illegitimate child or any collateral relative. In most contexts it means the inheritance of the firstborn son (agnatic primogeniture); it can also mean by the firstborn daughter (matrilineal primogeniture).

Firstborn

A firstborn (also known as an eldest child or sometimes firstling) is the first child born to in the birth order of a couple through childbirth. Historically, the role of the firstborn child has been socially significant, particularly for a firstborn son in patriarchal societies.

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