transitive verb

Scots law : to portion off so as to exclude further claim of inheritance : emancipate from paternal authority

intransitive verb

: to renounce a legal title to a further share of paternal inheritance
plural -s

Word History


Medieval Latin forisfamiliatus, past participle of forisfamiliare, from Latin foris outside + familia family

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“Forisfamiliate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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