Ma`jo`rat" (?), n. [F. majorat, LL. majoratus. See Major, a., and cf. Majorate.]

1.

The right of succession to property according to age; -- so termed in some of the countries of continental Europe.

2. FrenchLaw

Property, landed or funded, so attached to a title of honor as to descend with it.

 

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