(noun) When inheritance is divided more or less equally among children in a family or the all the male children.
Example: Sam and Kelley bequeathed the family estate equally among their three children.
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- Plural: partible inheritances
- Ultimogeniture and primogeniture are opposites of partible inheritance.
- An early form of partiple inheritance was practiced in Kent, England called gravelkind.
- Secundogeniture refers to inheritance granted to the second oldest child and tertiogeniture refers to inheritance granted to the third oldest child.
- A type of inheritance.
- Partible inheritance used in a sentence: I am lucky, I am the youngest and my family practices partible inheritance, so I will inherit an equal part of the family estate.
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