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Ultimogeniture

Definition

Ultimogeniture, also known as postremogeniture or junior right, is the tradition of inheritance by the last-born of a privileged position in a parent's wealth or office. The tradition has been far rarer historically than primogeniture or partible inheritance.

What is 'Ultimogeniture'

A system of inheritance whereby the youngest son gains possession of his deceased father's estate. Ultimogeniture was popular in many rural areas of medieval England, as well as parts of France, but it is rare today. Much more common is/was the tradition of primogeniture, or inheritance by the firstborn son.

Explaining 'Ultimogeniture'

Ultimogeniture, primogeniture and other forms of progressive inheritance have long since given way to wills and other forms of correspondence that explicitly state the desires of the decedent. In days of old, however, one's inheritance rights were often tied to one's position of birth (as well as one's gender). Ultimogeniture is also known as postremogeniture, or junior right.


Further Reading


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The last becomes first: the rise of ultimogeniture in contemporary South TyrolThe last becomes first: the rise of ultimogeniture in contemporary South Tyrol
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Family strategy of economic inequality among brothers in Korean rural society, 1690–1795Family strategy of economic inequality among brothers in Korean rural society, 1690–1795
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
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… Timur Kuran is Professor, Department of Economics, University of Southern California, Los An- geles, CA … 13 H. Cohen, “Economic Background,” table C-1, estimates that in the ninth and … would have learned to trust organizations and grown accus- tomed to impersonal finance …

Allocating family responsibilities for dependent older people in Mexico and PeruAllocating family responsibilities for dependent older people in Mexico and Peru
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… Timur Kuran is Professor, Department of Economics, University of Southern California, Los An- geles, CA … 13 H. Cohen, “Economic Background,” table C-1, estimates that in the ninth and … would have learned to trust organizations and grown accus- tomed to impersonal finance …

New friends: Gender relations within the familyNew friends: Gender relations within the family
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… Timur Kuran is Professor, Department of Economics, University of Southern California, Los An- geles, CA … 13 H. Cohen, “Economic Background,” table C-1, estimates that in the ninth and … would have learned to trust organizations and grown accus- tomed to impersonal finance …

Essays on land, legal systems and economic developmentEssays on land, legal systems and economic development
dro.deakin.edu.au [PDF]
… Timur Kuran is Professor, Department of Economics, University of Southern California, Los An- geles, CA … 13 H. Cohen, “Economic Background,” table C-1, estimates that in the ninth and … would have learned to trust organizations and grown accus- tomed to impersonal finance …


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