- 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
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Examples from the Web for disinheritance
There was no threat of disinheritance, for there was nothing for him to inherit.
His uncle had threatened him, after making a will in his favour, with disinheritance.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
He knew of her uncle's objection to their union, and his threat of disinheritance.The Gold Bag
From what quarter do you suppose these rumors of Floyd's disinheritance arose?The Incendiary
W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
No means by which his own daughter might be saved from disinheritance?The Maroon
- law to deprive (an heir or next of kin) of inheritance or right to inherit
- to deprive of a right or heritage
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Word Origin and History for disinheritance
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