Primogeniture Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Primogeniture, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Primogeniture?

Latin word meaning ” first born”. It refers to the common tradition of the first born child of the parents who, by this law, inherits the entire estate of the parents because he/she is the eldest of all the children. This law is no more in existence in most of the countries now.