Ultimogeniture

Ultimogeniture is an inheritance practice where the right of inheritance belongs to the youngest child (usually limited to the youngest son). It was practiced in some areas of Europe.

It is in contrast to primogeniture. That is where the oldest child has the right of inheritance–again usually the oldest son.

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  1. Patty

    Well that was an interesting new information that I just learned. I am a middle child so looks like I might not get anything had I been born there. Does this still hold true now or was this in the past?

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