verb (used with object)
Origin of entail
Examples from the Web for entail
Does political and social equality really have to entail a leveling of sexual difference?How Straight World Stole ‘Gay’: The Last Gasp of the ‘Lumbersexual’|Tim Teeman|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some parents have transportation problems that entail further costs.
Foley was a risk taker who reported from the front lines, fully aware of the dangers that might entail.Medieval Cruelty in Modern Times: ISIS Thugs Behead American Journalist|Christopher Dickey|August 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He or she can work with you to map out an individualized plan, which may entail taking the hormone melatonin.
The inclusiveness of Hebrew is its virtue in this context; learning it does not entail legal discrimination.
But still he had hated the thing, and as years rolled on he came to think that the entail now existing would do an especial evil.John Caldigate|Anthony Trollope
But they have founded an entail, I am told, worth fifty thousand francs a year.The Marriage Contract|Honore de Balzac
To recognize him as his son was his surest means of striking at the hated brother who came next in the entail.Diana Tempest, Volume III (of 3)|Mary Cholmondeley
You had far better all die—die immediately, than live slaves, and entail your wretchedness upon your posterity.Walker's Appeal, with a Brief Sketch of His Life|David Walker and Henry Highland Garnet
The misery it will entail; the sleepless nights, the fear, the remorse that will follow?Colonel Carter's Christmas and The Romance of an Old-Fashioned Gentleman|F. Hopkinson Smith
- the restriction imposed by entailing an estate
- an estate that has been entailed
Word Origin for entail
mid-14c., "convert (an estate) into 'fee tail' (feudum talliatum)," from en- (1) "make" + taile "legal limitation," especially of inheritance, ruling who succeeds in ownership and preventing it from being sold off, from Anglo-French taile, Old French taillie, past participle of taillier "allot, cut to shape," from Late Latin taliare. Sense of "have consequences" is 1829, from notion of "inseparable connection." Related: Entailed; entailling.