Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of entailing, or of limiting the descent of an estate to a particular heir and his descendants.
  • noun The state of being entailed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of entailing or of giving, as an estate, and directing the mode of descent.
  • noun The condition of being entailed.
  • noun A thing entailed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of entailing, the state of being entailed, or something that is entailed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied)

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Examples

  • Then we shift back to the safe indication account, and go along with skeptics when they appeal to the principle of entailment, which is sustained by the safe indication account, and conclude that ordinary knowledge claims are false.

    The Epistemic Closure Principle

  • But if this is a good thing for liberty, it must be for reasons other than some kind of entailment of the non-aggression principle.

    Libertarianism through Thick and Thin

  • But if this is a good thing for liberty, it must be for reasons other than some kind of entailment of the non-aggression principle.

    Rad Geek People’s Daily – 2008 – October – 03

  • But if this is a good thing for liberty, it must be for reasons other than some kind of entailment of the non-aggression principle.

    Rad Geek People's Daily

  • As with all such matters of suggestions rather than entailment, the surrounding discourse determines whether the suggestion holds or not.

    Jealousy and Envy « Motivated Grammar

  • Fossil series is certainly an entailment of RM & NS but not necessarily of design unless you've got a very slow and very old designer.

    Blast From the Past

  • It was almost a relief when everyone started reminding each other about the ancient and baffling phenomenon of entailment, the insane property law that enabled a complete stranger (well, a third cousin, once removed, in Manchester) to inherit all your money and earldom and acres of rolling parkland.

    Downton Abbey; Whites; DCI Banks; Inspector George Gently; Horizon

  • Fossil series is certainly an entailment of RM & NS but not necessarily of design unless you've got a very slow and very old designer.

    Blast From the Past

  • Each cognitive individual has a total mind-map, a fluctuating space of ideas and experiences in memory, linked into a network by the relationships of association, causation and entailment.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • This is the logical entailment of the Republicans' "culture of life."

    Chris Weigant: Championing Rapists' Fatherhood Rights

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