Word Of The Week March 12

PRIMOGENITURE

Noun

(pri-mo-gen-i-ture)

The right of an eldest son to succeed to the estate of his ancestor to the exclusion of all others.

Because of the PRIMOGENITURE system the second born of the king received none of the inheritance.

King Henry VIII greatest wish was “a heir and a spare”

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