American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To exclude from inheritance or the right to inherit.
- v. To deprive of a natural or established right or privilege.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To deprive of an inheritance or of the right to inherit; prevent, as an heir, from coming into possession of property or right which by law or custom would devolve on him in the course of descent, as by an adverse will or other act of alienation, or by right of conquest.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To cut off from an inheritance or from hereditary succession; to prevent, as an heir, from coming into possession of any property or right, which, by law or custom, would devolve on him in the course of descent.
- v. To deprive of heritage; to dispossess.
- v. prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting
- Middle English (Wiktionary)
“I know nothing of Texas probate law but I find it odd that a testator can completely disinherit a spouse.”
“And sometimes too to disinherit the entire female line. wÓÒ † Says:”
“The way to handle this was simply to disinherit any child not born of a proper marriage.”
“Some wills and trusts include "no-contest" clauses that actually disinherit heirs who attempt to challenge the documents.”
“Mr. Giamatti's Chertkov is the engine of discord between Tolstoy Christopher Plummer and his wife, Sofya, who would prefer that the Count not disinherit her and leave all his money to the religious foundation for which Chertkov is lobbying.”
“Halfway through At Last, Patrick learns that despite all his mother's insistent neglect she has failed to disinherit him completely.”
“He was also on bad terms with his son, having discovered he was a homosexual, and was threatening to disinherit him.”
“They are walls that hinder hungry Iranian youths from achieving their potential; barricades that impede labor from organizing, and separate the general populace from the dividends of Iran's natural resources; there is a cyber wall that restricts the Internet, and barriers that disinherit the Iranian people of their historical legacy of democratic and human freedoms.”
“You would no more throw the Cubs out of your life because they lost than you would disinherit a family member because they were going through hard times.”
“Chamberlain persuaded Cosima to disinherit her elder daughters, B low's children, and establish Eva with Siegfried as the true heirs to Bayreuth.”
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