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Definition of "geniture" [gen•i•ture]

  • Birth; nativity. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "geniture" in a sentence
  • "It was thought that this was impossible in our republic because we had no law of _primogeniture_, but we have another kind of geniture that is very effective."
  • "Paracelsus goes farther, and will have his physician [2848] predestinated to this man's cure, this malady; and time of cure, the scheme of each geniture inspected, gathering of herbs, of administering astrologically observed; in which Thurnesserus and some iatromathematical professors, are too superstitious in my judgment."
  • "[41] Saturn was lord of my geniture, culminating, &c., and Mars principal significator of manners, in partile conjunction with my ascendant; both fortunate in their houses, &c."