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Hereditary Rule is a principle that the right to make rulings is inherited from previous rulers. That the child of a ruler has the right to make rulings when the ruler is no longer leading.

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Leads to;

  • Agnastic Hereditary Rule - Only male children of a ruler may inherit the right to rule.
  • Agnastic-Primogentric Hereditary Rule - The oldest male child of a ruler inherits the right to rule.
  • Agnastic-Cognatic Hereditary Rule - Female children of a ruler have the right to rule only if the ruler had no male heirs to that right.
  • Cognatic Hereditary Rule - Any child of a ruler inherits the right to rule.
  • Gynastic Hereditary Rule - Only female children of a ruler may inherit the right to rule.
  • Gynastic-Cognatic Hereditary Rule - Male children of a ruler have the right to rule only if the ruler had no female heirs to that right.
  • Gynastic-Primogentric Hereditary Rule - The oldest female child of a ruler inherits the right to rule.
  • Primogentric Hereditary Rule - The oldest child of a ruler inherits the right to rule.
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