Definition of Esnecy

1. n. A prerogative given to the eldest coparcener to choose first after an inheritance is divided.



Definition of Esnecy

1. Noun. (UK legal obsolete) A prerogative given to the eldest coparcener to choose first after an inheritance is divided. ¹

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Definition of Esnecy

1. the primary inheritance of the eldest daughter [n ESNECIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Esnecy

eskimos
eskolaite
eskrima
esky
esloin
esloined
esloining
esloins
esloyne
esloyned
esloynes
esloyning
esmolol
esne
esnecies
esnecy (current term)
esnes
esocidae
esodeviation
esodic
esodic nerve
esoethmoiditis
esogastritis
esomeprazole
esophagal
esophageal
esophageal cancer
esophageal reflux
esophageal smear
esophageal ulcer

Literary usage of Esnecy

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1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1855)
"... signifies “the inheritance of the first-born.” So says Boyer. In Bailey's English Dictionary, ed. 1721, I find that the word is thus defined: “esnecy ..."

2. A Law Dictionary: Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States by John Bouvier (1843)
"81 ; 6 Wend. R. 666; 2 Wash. R. 58 ; 8 Mass. R. 238; 4 Watts, R. 180. esnecy. Eldership. In the English law, this word signifies the right which the eldest ..."

3. The Publications of the Selden Society by Selden Society (1890)
"... with esnecy, whose next heir he is. Philip comes and defends the right of Hugh and proffers a certain charter of Hugh the Arch- ..."

4. Select Civil Pleas by England Curia Regis, William Paley Baildon (1890)
"... of finding half a ship for the King's service, and that it could be partitioned, and the eldest sister claimed the whole of it by right of esnecy. ..."

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