disinherit


dis·in·her·it

verb \ˌdis-in-ˈher-ət, -ˈhe-rət\

: to prevent (someone, such as your daughter or son) from having the legal right to receive your money or property after you die

Full Definition of DISINHERIT

transitive verb
1
:  to prevent deliberately from inheriting something (as by making a will)
2
:  to deprive of natural or human rights or of previously held special privileges
dis·in·her·i·tance \-ˈher-ə-tən(t)s, -ˈhe-rə-\ noun

Examples of DISINHERIT

  1. She threatened to disinherit her son and leave him penniless.

Origin of DISINHERIT

Middle English
First Known Use: 15th century

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