Factbites
 Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: Primogeniture


Related Topics

In the News (Sat 15 Jun 19)

  
  primogeniture. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Under the feudal system of medieval Europe, primogeniture generally governed the inheritance of land held in military tenure (see knight).
The effect of this rule was to keep the father’s land for the support of the son who rendered the required military service.
In England, consequently, there was enacted the Statute of Wills (1540), which permitted the oldest son to be entirely cut off from inheriting, and in the 17th cent.
www.bartleby.com /65/pr/primogen.html   (186 words)

  
  Primogeniture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Primogeniture is the common tradition of inheritance by the first-born of the entirety of a parent's wealth, estate or office; or in the absence of children, by collateral relatives, in order of seniority of the collateral line.
A case of agnatic primogeniture is exemplified in the French royal milieu, the Salic Law (attributed to the Salian Franks) forbade any inheritance of a crown through the female line.
For example, the succession of Duchy of Burgundy in 1361 was resolved in favor of John, son of a younger daughter, on basis of proximity, because he was a closer cousin of the dead duke than Charles, the grandson of the elder daughter.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Primogeniture   (1814 words)

  
 Primogeniture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Primogeniture is inheritance by the first-born of the entirety of a parent's wealth, estate or office.
Primogeniture often occurs in regulating royal succession to the throne in a monarchy.
Primogeniture prevents the subdivision of estates and the requirement to sell property (for example, if two children inherit a house and one cannot afford to buy out the other's share).
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Primogeniture   (334 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Primogeniture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
During that time, up to 1980, the only meaningful meaning of "cognatic primogeniture" in research treating existing monarchies and their successions, was those systems of succession where females were allowed but happened to be surpassed when a male existed in the same series of siblings.
It is totally clear that Prussia's claim did not come from equal primogeniture, but from a male-preference primogeniture, where the ancestress of the Prussian claimant, born a princess of Nassau, had transferred the hereditary right to the hohenzollern line, which had had sons in each generation since that.
Regarding the use of "cognatic primogeniture" in other articles I want to point out that its meaning is not precise, but has at least two alternatives (even Ashley Y has conceded that at least in past it was used in another meaning).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Primogeniture   (3534 words)

  
 Order of succession - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Though Princess Y is the current king's eldest daughter, her cousin Princess X is senior, thus the latter would become Queen X. In practice, on occasions when there exists no male heir in a semi-Salic system, the female heir is sometimes determined more "pragmatically", by proximity of blood to the current monarch.
Primogeniture (or more properly Male Primogeniture) is a mechanism whereby male descendants of the sovereign take precedence over female descendants, with children representing their deceased ancestors, and where the senior line of descent always takes precedence over the junior line, in each gender.
Cognatic Primogeniture (or Absolute Primogeniture) is a law in which the eldest child of the sovereign succeeds to the throne, regardless of gender, and where females (and their descendants) enjoy the same right of succession as males.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/order_of_succession   (1205 words)

  
 PRIMOGENITURE - LoveToKnow Article on PRIMOGENITURE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The practice is almost entirely confined to the United Kingdom, having been abolished by the various civil codes of the European states, and having been rejected in the United States as contrary to the spirit of the constitution.
It may be remarked that the English law of inheritance of land creates a double preference, subject to certain exceptions and customs, in favor of the male over the female and of the first-born among the males.
This necessitates the rule of representation by which the issue of children are regarded as standing in the places of their parents, called representative primogeniture.
36.1911encyclopedia.org /P/PR/PRIMOGENITURE.htm   (297 words)

  
 Michael Williams -- Master of None: Primogeniture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
I was thinking about the practice of primogeniture this afternoon while taking a walk, and I can really see a lot of practical arguments in favor of it.
Some may argue that such a practice is unfair to younger siblings (or to women, if agnatic primogeniture is practiced), but the heir should always be responsible for the care of his family and should use the family power for the benefit of all its members.
Historically, especially in England, primogeniture was mandated by law for the inheritance of land.
www.mwilliams.info /archives/005319.php   (365 words)

  
 Primogeniture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
'''Primogeniture''' is inheritance by the first-born of the entirety of a parent's wealth, estate or office, or in the absence of children, by collateral relatives in order of seniority of the collateral line.
Agnatic primogeniture or patrilineal primogeniture (a form of male primogeniture) is inheritance by the eldest surviving male child, with females excluded.
Male-preference primogeniture is inheritance by the eldest surviving male child, but females may inherit provided the subject has no sons.
primogeniture.ask.dyndns.dk   (1514 words)

  
 Mr. Dowling's Primogeniture Page
Primogeniture is a system of inheritance where all property is handed down to the first-born son.
In the Middle Ages, the oldest son would become the Lord of the Manor upon the death of his father, much in the same way that the oldest son of a king would gain the crown.
Many girls entered the clergy as nuns, while others worked as servants at the manor house.
www.mrdowling.com /703-primogeniture.html   (320 words)

  
 Primogeniture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Primogeniture is inheritance by the first-born of entirety of a parent's wealth estate or Primogeniture often occurs in regulating royal succession the throne in a monarchy.
Primogeniture prevents the subdivision of estates and requirement to sell property (for example if children inherit a house and one cannot to buy out the other's share).
Primogeniture and entail in England: A survey of their history and representation in literature
www.freeglossary.com /Primogeniture   (343 words)

  
 Burgess Legacy Geneaology Project: Primogeniture
Primogeniture is form of land transfer or inheritance that dates back to the medieval times of Great Britain and the Norman conquest.
The practice of Primogeniture ended in the wave of reforms that swept the newly created United States in the wake of the American Revolution.
Primogeniture met a similar fate: Georgia was the first to end it in 1777, and the other states followed suit.
www.burgesslegacy.org /primo.htm   (497 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - primogeniture (Legal Terms And Concepts) - Encyclopedia
primogeniture, in law, the rule of inheritance whereby land descends to the oldest son.
Under the feudal system of medieval Europe, primogeniture generally governed the inheritance of land held in military tenure (see knight).
The effect of this rule was to keep the father's land for the support of the son who rendered the required military service.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/P/primogen.html   (245 words)

  
 Notes for a Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right, by Karl Marx   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Primogeniture is grounded on the fact that the state should be able to reckon not on the bare possibility of political inclinations, but on something necessary.
Primogeniture is merely the external appearance of the internal nature of the possession of land.
Primogeniture is the political sense of private property, private property in its political significance, that is to say, in its universal significance.
www.marxists.org /archive/marx/works/1843/critique-hpr/ch05.htm   (14032 words)

  
 Primogeniture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Primogeniture is inheritance by the first-born of the entirety of a parent's wealth, estate or office.Primogeniture often occurs in regulating royal succession to the throne in a monarchy.
Cognatic primogeniture is inheritance by the first-bornchild without regards to gender.
Primogeniture prevents the subdivision of estates and the requirement to sell property (for example, if two children inherit ahouse and one cannot afford to buy out the other's share).
www.therfcc.org /primogeniture-33714.html   (303 words)

  
 Primogeniture in English literature and history: Zouheir Jamoussi
He divides his study into two parts, first, examining historically the law of primogeniture and changes in ideology and practice over the centuries, and second, uncovering con-temporary perceptions of the social significance of the rule as exemplified in drama and the novel.
Primogeniture was strengthened from the thirteenth century by the use of entails, and in course of time landowners themselves recognised virtues in the rule; it kept their landed estates intact over the generations, and by the sixteenth century demonstrated the many political and social advantages of preserving the name and power of families.
Primogeniture, clearly, underpins not only a system of national property distribution but also a national culture, and especially the culture of narrative.
www.richardwebster.net /print/xprimogeniture.htm   (1587 words)

  
 Primogeniture, Military Service, the Established Church and the Franchise
Primogeniture which is the practise of having land and property passed on only to the eldest son or male heir at the time of death, i.e.
Primogeniture was an essential basis of the constitution; it was a vital principle of political economy.
While the practise of primogeniture was of great advantage to the eldest sons (winner take all), it imposed serious limitations on younger sons - they were forced to scramble to make a living in the real world.
www.bytown.net /primogen.htm   (675 words)

  
 Counts of Mont'Alto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The title of Count of Mont’Alto was bestowed upon Dr. Bernardo Piscopo-Macedonia LL.D in 1720 at Piacenza by Francis I Farnese, Reigning Duca di Parma.
Bernardo, being without issue, petitioned for permission to nominate one of his grand-nephews as his successor to the title, the further descent being to the male issue of his successor according to primogeniture.
He also asked for permission to found a primogeniture based on the fief.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mont'Alto   (244 words)

  
 Talk:Monarchy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
First of all, because it uses an incorrect definition of primogeniture, which apparently originates from a mistake in the Alt.talk.royalty FAQ.
'Primogeniture' is simply used for every succession type that prefers a first born to a junior.
The systems used in Sweden, Britain and Liechtenstein are all different forms of primogeniture.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Monarchy   (1249 words)

  
 Firstborn: First risk for heart disease?
Primogeniture, a term for the eldest child, has been considered a possible determinant of various diseases but, to the best of our knowledge, its association with CHD has never been investigated,” says Maurizio Ferratini, M.D., head of the cardiovascular rehabilitation unit of Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi in Milan, Italy.
Primogeniture was unrelated to age, gender and all but one of the major risk factors considered.
The study was not designed to identify the reasons for the prevalence of firstborns among CHD patients, but researchers say that personality may play a role because of the particular psychogenesis of firstborns.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2002-04/aha-ffr041502.php   (513 words)

  
 Discourse.net: Against Primogeniture
I’m not just a chromosomal faux pas (may require registration): The second daughter of the Thane of Cawdor argues that it’s time to abolish male-only primogeniture so that her older sister inherits the title instead of her younger brother.
Primogeniture harks back to a time when rape charges were reduced if a victim was pretty and when wives were chattels.
If there is a change from primogeniture to ultimogeniture or cognatic primogeniture - when the first born inherits, regardless of sex - then there is nothing to stop a husband either changing his name to his wife’s, or their children bearing her name rather than his.
www.discourse.net /archives/2004/01/against_primogeniture.html   (606 words)

  
 Christians for Biblical Equality (CBE) Equipping men and women, in church, home and society – Member discounts on ...
However, the purpose of primogeniture was to give the firstborn son greater rights of inheritance than his younger brothers, not to give him lifelong authority over the siblings born after him.
Therefore, the custom of primogeniture is not analogous to the traditional belief that because the man was "formed first" he has lifelong authority over the woman.
It appears that the practice of primogeniture in the Old Testament offers scant hermeneutical support for a doctrine that insists a woman's moral qualifications for spiritual leadership can never overrule the fact that she was not born a man.
www.cbeinternational.org /new/free_articles/timothy_meaning.shtml   (4129 words)

  
 PRIMOGENITURE - Online Information article about PRIMOGENITURE
European states, and having been rejected in the United States as contrary to the spirit of the constitution.
In another class of exceptions the rule of primogeniture is applied to the inheritance of females, who usually take equal shares in each degree.
special customs by which the ordinary rule of primogeniture is varied.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /PRE_PYR/PRIMOGENITURE.html   (726 words)

  
 Primogeniture (International Standard Bible Encyclopedia) :: Bible Tools   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Nevertheless, the Mosaic code, which declared (rather than enacted) the law of primogeniture, prohibited the abuse of this parental privilege in the case of a younger son by a favorite wife (Deuteronomy 21:16 f.).
It is difficult to predicate a connection between the basis of the doctrine of primogeniture and that of the Redemption of the First-born, other than that both are ultimately based on the importance of a firstborn son and the fondness of his parents for him.
It is interesting to note, however, that the tradition of redemption and the law of primogeniture are kept so distinct that, while the latter has reference only to the firstborn of a father, the former has reference only to the firstborn of a mother (Bekho, viii.
bibletools.org /index.cfm/fuseaction/Def.show/RTD/ISBE/ID/7089   (858 words)

  
 Deirdre Gilbert
Moreover, the system of primogeniture had been further complicated by such institutions as the entail and the strict settlement.
Primogeniture, the rule that land descends to the eldest son to the exclusion of his siblings, was the prime rule of English common law, established shortly after the Norman Conquest, and remained so until 1925, when it was changed by statute.
Under primogeniture, daughters and younger sons were at the economic mercy of their father or elder brother, who could allocate to them as much or as little as he chose.
www.jasna.org /persuasions/on-line/vol20no1/gilbert.html   (3419 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

Factbites
  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.