fo·​ris·​fa·​mil·​i·​ate | \ ˌfōrə̇sfəˈmilēˌāt \

Definition of forisfamiliate

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

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Other Words from forisfamiliate

forisfamiliation \ -​ˌmilēˈāshən \ noun, plural -s

History and Etymology for forisfamiliate

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

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“Forisfamiliate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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