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Primogeniture

child male

The status of being the firstborn child among several children of the same parents. A rule of inheritance at COMMON LAW through which the oldest male child has the right to succeed to the estate of an ancestor to the exclusion of younger siblings, both male and female, as well as other relatives.

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