esnecy definition

  • noun:
    • A prerogative provided to the oldest coparcener to select first after an inheritance is divided.
    • A prerogative fond of the oldest coparcener to choose very first after an inheritance is split.
    • In English law, the right of the eldest coparcener, when an estate descends to daughters jointly for want of a male heir, to make the first choice in the division of the inheritance. Also spelled æsnecy.
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