Definition of primogeniture noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    primogeniture

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˌpraɪmoʊˈdʒɛnətʃər//
     
    , NAmE//ˌpraɪmoʊˈdʒɛnəˌtʃʊr//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1(formal) the fact of being the first child born in a family
  2. 2(law) the system in which the oldest son in a family receives all the property when his father dies
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: primogeniture