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disinherit

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verb dis·in·her·it \ˌdis-in-ˈher-ət, -ˈhe-rət\

Simple Definition of disinherit

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of disinherit

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to prevent deliberately from inheriting something (as by making a will)

  3. 2 :  to deprive of natural or human rights or of previously held special privileges

disinheritance

play \-ˈher-ə-tən(t)s, -ˈhe-rə-\ noun

Examples of disinherit in a sentence

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



Origin and Etymology of disinherit

Middle English


First Known Use: 15th century


DISINHERIT Defined for Kids

disinherit

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verb dis·in·her·it \ˌdi-sən-ˈher-ət\

Definition of disinherit for Students

disinherited

disinheriting

  1. :  to take away the legal right to receive money or property from at death <The millionaire disinherited his son.>




Law Dictionary

disinherit

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transitive verb dis·in·her·it \ˌdis-ən-ˈher-ət\

Legal Definition of disinherit

  1. :  to prevent deliberately from inheriting something (as by making a will) — see also elective share

disinheritance

\-ˈher-ə-təns\ play noun




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