Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who executes an entail; one who limits the descent of his property to a particular heir or series of heirs.

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Examples

  • Aye, ’ continued he, shutting his eyes and speaking to himself, ‘we must pass over his father, and serve him heir to his grandfather Lewis, the entailer, the only wise man of his family that I ever heard of.

    Chapter L

  • Ay,” continued he, shutting his eyes and speaking to himself, “we must pass over his father, and serve him heir to his grandfather Lewis, the entailer; the only wise man of his family, that I ever heard of.”

    Guy Mannering

  • Ay, "continued he, shutting his eyes and speaking to himself," we must pass over his father, and serve him heir to his grandfather Lewis, the entailer; the only wise man of his family, that I ever heard of. "

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Volume 02

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