How to use Levirate in a sentence

levirate
  • Papers on "The Levirate and Polyandry," following up the line of his previous investigations (Fortnightly Review, 1877), were the last work he was able to publish.

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  • In ecclesiastical legend and 2 For the principle of the Levirate illustrated in Gen.

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  • The well-known custom which gives the nearest heir of the dead a right to inherit the widow is naturally distinct from the levirate, where it is the brother's duty to marry his widowed sister-in-law if childless, and where the eldest son succeeds to the name and inheritance of the deceased.

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