Primogeniture in a Sentence 🔊

Definition of Primogeniture

the state of being the firstborn child; an exclusive right of inheritance belonging to the eldest son

Examples of Primogeniture in a sentence

Although they were twins, the system of primogeniture awarded the estate to the boy who was born first. 🔊

Because of the primogeniture system, the second born son of the king received none of the inheritance. 🔊

Primogeniture caused problems between brothers and sisters since it allowed firstborn son’s to receive inheritance over all other children. 🔊

Although his daughter was born first, primogeniture called for the king’s son to inherit the throne.  🔊

Knowing it was unfair, the ruler decided to do away with primogeniture and allow both of his sons to rule the nation after his death  🔊

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