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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

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

dis·in·her·i·tance play \-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


DISINHERIT Defined for Kids

disinherit

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verb dis·in·her·it \ˌdi-sən-ˈher-ət\

Definition of disinherit

dis·in·her·it·eddis·in·her·it·ing

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





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