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 : 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
disinheritanceplay \-ˈher-ə-tən(t)s, -ˈhe-rə-\ noun
Examples of disinherit in a sentence
She threatened to disinherit her son and leave him penniless.
Origin and Etymology of disinherit
First Known Use: 15th century
DISINHERIT Defined for Kids
Definition of disinherit for Students
: to take away the legal right to receive money or property from at death <The millionaire disinherited his son.>
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