verb fo·ris·fa·mil·i·ate \ˌfōrə̇sfəˈmilēˌāt\

Definition of forisfamiliate


  1. transitive verb
  2. Scots law :  to portion off so as to exclude further claim of inheritance :  emancipate from paternal authority

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to renounce a legal title to a further share of paternal inheritance


\-ˌmilēˈāshən\ noun, plural


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Origin and Etymology of forisfamiliate

Medieval Latin forisfamiliatus, past participle of forisfamiliare, from Latin foris outside + familia family — more at forum, family

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