(formerly, in some parts of England) a custom by which the youngest son inherited the entire estate upon the death of his father.
Historical Examples

Woman, Church & State Matilda Joslyn Gage

(English law) (until 1925) a custom in certain English boroughs whereby the youngest son inherited land to the exclusion of his older brothers Compare primogeniture, gavelkind


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