One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The fact of being born after another in the same family.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Browne (1605–1682), physician and author. From post- + geniture. Compare post-classical Latin postgenitus begotten after, created after, born at a later time, younger, posthumous.
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