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Scots law
: entail


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transitive verb

Scots law
: entail

Word History



alteration (ʒ being taken as z) of earlier tailʒie, from Middle English taillie, tailyie, tailʒie, from Middle French tailliee, from feminine of taillié, past participle of taillier to cut, shape, fix, limit

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“Tailzie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tailzie. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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