Disinherit

Definition of Disinherit

Dis`in`her´it
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Disinherited; p. pr. & vb. n. Disinheriting.]
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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bequeath, deprive, disinheritance, disown, leave, will
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