from The Century Dictionary.

  • Eldest: an epithet used in law to denote the eldest son: as, bastard eigne.
  • Belonging to the eldest son; unalienable; entailed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Law) Eldest; firstborn.
  • adjective obsolete Entailed; belonging to the eldest son.
  • adjective a bastard eldest son whose parents afterwards intermarry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective law, obsolete eldest; firstborn
  • adjective law, obsolete entailed; belonging to the eldest son


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Old French aisné, ainsné. Compare esnecy.


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