[ dis-in-her-it ]
/ ˌdɪs ɪnˈhɛr ɪt /
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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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM disinheritdis·in·her·i·tance, nounun·dis·in·her·it·ed, adjective
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How to use disinherit in a sentence
He had elicited proof to his own mind of Robert's innocence and legal evidence of Harry's disinheritance under the will.
Then you were so circumstanced that your disinheritance under your uncle's will might seriously incommode you?
Sidonia had explained to Lady Wallinger the cause of Coningsby's disinheritance.The World's Greatest Books, Vol III|Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
The note of permanency in the chronic rite of disinheritance was startling.Kenny|Leona Dalrymple
He had married in disobedience to his father's will, but he never for a moment glanced at the possibility of disinheritance.Trevlyn Hold|Mrs. Henry Wood
British Dictionary definitions for disinherit
/ (ˌdɪsɪnˈhɛrɪt) /
law to deprive (an heir or next of kin) of inheritance or right to inherit
to deprive of a right or heritage
Derived forms of disinheritdisinheritance, noun
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