Results for: Primogeniture

In History, Politics & Society

What is the significance of primogeniture?

Primogeniture means only the oldest son (or oldest child) caninherit the entire property. The opposite of primogeniture is partible inheritance, in whichmore than one son (or (MORE)
In History, Politics & Society

What was the effect of the English law of primogeniture?

Primogeniture is the common law right of the first born son to inherit the estate of his ancestors to the exclusion of his younger siblings. It was intended to maintain the e (MORE)
In History of the United States

Primogeniture is the custom of passing on the land to who?

This depends on the FORM. Primogeniture is the word for 'right ofinheritance', and there are a number of forms of this. . Absolute primogeniture. In this form, the inherita (MORE)
In History of the United States

Why did primogeniture disappear after the American Revolution?

It naturally died out as there was so much land to colonize. Also, a great deal of people came to America because of that issue, so many Americans were not well disposed to th (MORE)