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Primogeniture

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Primogéniture. n.s. [primogeniture, Fr. from primo genitus; Lat.] Seniority; eldership; state of being firstborn.

Because the scripture affordeth the priority of order unto Sem, we cannot from hence infer his primogeniture. Brown.

The first provoker has, by his seniority and primogeniture, a double portion of the guilt. Government of the Tongue.

Sources: Allestree, Richard (89) · Browne, Thomas (204)

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