Types of Succession

Many cultures use Patrilineal succession to determine inheritance.
Patrilineal succession is also known as gavelkind, where only male children can inherit something from their parents.

Some cultures employ a matrilineal inheritance where only females are given the possessions.

Other cultures include primogeniture, in which the eldest child, or the eldest son gets all of the inheritance.

In ultimogeniture, all the worldly possessions go to the youngest child.

Some ancient groups as well as most modern cultures make use of partible inheritance, in which every child generally inherits equally. There were other mixed systems in ancient societies.

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