[ dis-in-her-it ]
/ ˌdɪs ɪnˈhɛr ɪt /

verb (used with object)

Law. to exclude from inheritance (an heir or a next of kin).
to deprive of a heritage, country, right, privilege, etc.: the disinherited peoples of the earth.

Origin of disinherit

First recorded in 1525–35; dis-1 + inherit

Related forms

dis·in·her·i·tance, nounun·dis·in·her·it·ed, adjective
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/ (ˌdɪsɪnˈhɛrɪt) /

verb (tr)

law to deprive (an heir or next of kin) of inheritance or right to inherit
to deprive of a right or heritage

Derived Forms

disinheritance, noun
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