[po-stree-moh-jen-i-cher, -choo r] /pɒˌstri moʊˈdʒɛn ɪ tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər/
a system of inheritance under which the estate of a deceased person goes to his youngest son.
Also called ultimogeniture.
Compare (def 2).
[ren-uh-sahns, -zahns, -sahns, ren-uh-sahns, -zahns, -sahns; especially British ri-ney-suh ns] /ˌrɛn əˈsɑns, -ˈzɑns, -ˈsɑ̃s, ˈrɛn əˌsɑns, -ˌzɑns, -ˌsɑ̃s; especially British rɪˈneɪ səns/ noun 1. the activity, spirit, or time of the great revival of art, literature, and learning in Europe beginning in the 14th century and extending to the 17th century, marking the transition from […]
[rez-uh-rek-shuh n] /ˌrɛz əˈrɛk ʃən/ noun 1. the act of rising from the dead. 2. (initial capital letter) the rising of Christ after His death and burial. 3. (initial capital letter) the rising of the dead on Judgment Day. 4. the state of those risen from the dead. 5. a rising again, as from decay, […]
[ri-tahyuh r-muh nt] /rɪˈtaɪər mənt/ noun 1. the act of retiring, withdrawing, or leaving; the state of being retired. 2. the act of retiring or of leaving one’s job, career, or occupation permanently, usually because of age: I’m looking forward to my retirement from teaching. 3. the portion of a person’s life during which a […]
[rev-uh-loo-shuh n] /ˌrɛv əˈlu ʃən/ noun 1. an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed. 2. Sociology. a radical and pervasive change in society and the social structure, especially one made suddenly and often accompanied by violence. Compare . 3. a sudden, complete or […]