Same as esnecy.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • aesnecia — /iysniysh(iy)a/ In old English law, Esnecy; the right or privilege of the eldest born …   Black's law dictionary

  • esnecy — /es neuh see/, n. Obs. (in English law) the right of the oldest member of a coparcenary to have first choice of share upon division of the inheritance. [1600 10; < ML aesnecia, Latinization of OF ainsneece, ainsnesse position of an older brother… …   Universalium

  • esnecy — noun ( es) Etymology: Medieval Latin esnescia, aisnecia, from Old French ainsnesse, from ainsné eldest, firstborn + esse ess more at eigne English law, obsolete : a prerogative of the eldest coparcener to choose first after an inheritance is… …   Useful english dictionary

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