What does Borough-English mean?

Borough-English meaning in General Dictionary

A custom, as with some ancient boroughs, by which places and tenements descend into the youngest son, as opposed to the eldest; or, in the event that owner do not have issue, into youngest brother.


Borough-English meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A custom, such as some ancient boroughs, where lands and tenements descend to your youngest boy, instead of the oldest; or, if owner don't have any concern, to your youngest cousin.