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geniture Syllabification: gen·i·ture
Pronunciation: /ˈjeniCHər/ /-ˌCHo͝or/

Definition of geniture in English:


A person’s birth or parentage.
Example sentences
  • It doth also portend in some genitures sudden preferment, but an unlucky end thereof.
  • In this little tract, the ingenious Artist may meet with a concise method for calculating and judging a nativity; unto which I refer the desirous reader for further satisfaction in this geniture.


Late Middle English: from Old French geniture or Latin genitura, from the root of gignere 'beget'.

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