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Bastard Eigne

English Law: Bastard Eigne in the Past

Elder bastard. By the old English law, when, a man had a bastard son and he afterwards married the mother and by her had a legitimate son, the first was called a bastard eigne, or, as it is now spelled, aine and the second son was called puisne or since born or sometimes he was called mulier puisne. See Mulier; Eigne, 2 Bl. Com. 248. [1]


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  1. Partialy, this information about bastard eigne is based on the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, 1848 edition. There is a list of terms of the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, including bastard eigne.

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  • Article Name: Bastard Eigne
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  • Description: English Law: Bastard Eigne in the Past Elder bastard. By the old English law, when, a man had a bastard son and he [...]

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