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in Jane Austen’s From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) Entail \En*tail"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Entailed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Entailing}.]

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3 From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) Entail \En*tail"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Entailed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Entailing}.] [OE. entailen to carve, OF. entailler. See {Entail}, n.] 1. To settle or fix inalienably on a person or thing, or on a person and his descendants or a certain line of descendants; -- said especially of an estate; to bestow as an heritage.

4 Entailment is like the succession to the throne in the British Monarchy. The succession is based on the concept of male primogeniture, which means that men inherit over women.

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6 Succession to the throne is based on the principle of male primogeniture, according to which male heirs take precedence over daughters and the right of succession belongs to the eldest son. Daughters take precedence over the Sovereign's brothers. When a daughter succeeds, she becomes Queen Regant and has the same powers as a king. Where a Sovereign has no children, the succession then lies with the Sovereign's eldest surviving brother and his children (sons, then daughters), as when William IV was succeeded by his niece Victoria. If a Sovereign has no brothers, or if those brothers have no children, then the line of succession passes to the Sovereign's sister(s) in age order, as when Edward VI was succeeded by his half-sisters Mary and Elizabeth.

7 1. The Prince of Wales 2. Prince William (& Kate) of Wales (Duke & Duchess of Cambridge) 3. Prince Henry of Wales 4. The Duke of York 5. Princess Beatrice of York* 6. Princess Eugenie of York* 7. The Earl of Wessex 8. The Princess Royal 9. Peter Phillips 10. Zara Phillips *Eligible for sure if their father inherits; if not... ?

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11 is simple... Any man inherits before any woman.

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13 What opportunities were there for women to work? (What kinds of jobs were available to the gentlewoman whose skills were needlework, piano, singing, and dancing?) What would happen to the Bennet girls if their father died and they were unmarried? To what degree is Mrs. Bennet’s obsession with wealthy suitors understandable and acceptable?

14 This PowerPoint presentation was conceived, designed, and created by Carolyn P. Henly, Meadowbrook High School, Chesterfield County, Virginia Permission for use limited to face-to-face instruction in a high school classroom. You may distribute this PowerPoint presentation freely, but it may not be altered and this credit page may not be removed. Information on the succession to the British Monarchy, including the rules of succession, the current order of succesion. The photograph of the coronation crown and the portrait of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles, came from: The dictionary definition of “entailed” came from:

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