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Meaning of DISINHERIT

Pronunciation:  `disin'herit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting
 

DISINHERIT is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: disown
 
 Antonyms: bequeath, leave, will
 
 See Also: deprive

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis`in*her"it\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disinherited};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Disinheriting}.] [Cf. {Disherit},
{Disheir}.]
1. To cut off from an inheritance or from hereditary
   succession; to prevent, as an heir, from coming into
   possession of any property or right, which, by law or
   custom, would devolve on him in the course of descent.

         Of how fair a portion Adam disinherited his whole
         posterity!                            --South.

2. To deprive of heritage; to dispossess.

         And disinherit Chaos, that reigns here. --Milton.

 

 

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