Posted by The Mysterious H.C. on November 18, 1997 at 20:58:14:
In response to I still think Ayelet's idea was good! ;-) (nfm), written by Caroline on November 18, 1997 at 16:12:18
But at the beginning of chapter 7, Jane Austen uses the legal term "heirs male", which in fact means heirs by patrilineal descent.
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