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BOROUGH ENGLISH, English law. This, as the name imports, relates exclusively to the English law.
     2. It is a custom, in many ancient boroughs, by which the youngest son succeeds to the burgage tenement on the death of the father. 2 Bl. Com. 83.
     3. In some parts of France, there was a custom by which the youngest son was entitled to an advantage over the other children in the estate of their father. iller. Rep. mot Mainete.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The prevalence of the younger son in so many of the biblical accounts has been considered by some scholars to be an indication that the phenomenon of ultimogeniture (the system whereby the youngest son received a preferential share of the inheritance) was once the norm in Israel; Greenspahn, however, convincingly demonstrates that such a view must be regarded as quite improbable.