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 English Language Learners
Definition of disinherit for English Language Learners
: to prevent (someone, such as your daughter or son) from having the legal right to receive your money or property after you die
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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