- It refers to the condition where an individual is the eldest offspring in their family
- It denotes an exclusive privilege to inherit that exists based on birth order
- Understanding the rule of primogeniture can help one understand certain historical conflicts over inheritance.
- The practice of primogeniture was common in many European cultures, where the eldest son would inherit all of the parents' property.
- In contrast to the modern system of inheritance, many societies in the past followed the rule of primogeniture, where only the firstborn had the right to inherit.