Definition of entail
- the project will entail considerable expense
- entailed on them indelible disgrace
- —Robert Browning
- entail him and his heirs unto the crown
- —William Shakespeare
He accepted the responsibility, with all that it entails.
a lavish wedding entails extensive planning and often staggering expense
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: to have (something) as a part, step, or result
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