Example: Quinn decided to will the family estate to Kelley, the youngest instead of Alexis, the oldest.
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- While rarer than primogeniture, there is a vast array of rule variation relating to ultimogeniture across societies and cultures and the reasons for its use. The primary reason however, is to maintain and consolidate a family’s money and property and therefore their power and influence.
- Primogeniture is the opposite of ultimogeniture and in contrast, partible inheritance is when inheritance is divided more or less equally among heirs.
- 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.
- Also called:
- junior right
- Ultimimogeniture used in a sentence: I am lucky, I am the youngest and my family practices ultimogeniture, so I will inherit the family estate.
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