Eigne (?), a. [OF. aisn'e, ainsn'e, F. ain'e, fr. L. ante natus born before. Cf. Esnecy.]

1. Law

Eldest; firstborn.

Blackstone.

2.

Entailed; belonging to the eldest son.

[Obs.]

Bastard eigne, a bastard eldest son whose parents afterwards intermarry.

 

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