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
Examples of disinherit
She threatened to disinherit her son and leave him penniless.
Origin of disinherit
First Known Use: 15th century
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