Eldest(redirected from Eldest (inheritance))
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
ELDEST. He or she who has the greatest age.
2. The laws of primogeniture are not in force in the United States; the eldest child of a family cannot, therefore, claim any right in consequence of being the eldest.
A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.