Definitions

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied)

Etymologies

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entail +‎ -ment

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.

    Rad Geek People's Daily

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • There is no logical entailment of creating a universe generator and not having personal interest in one little creature.

    A Fine-Tuned Multiverse

  • "The multiplication of public offices, increase of expense beyond income, growth and entailment of a public debt, are indications soliciting the employment of the pruning knife."

    Printing: New Age Monopoly / Obamanomics

  • The Stoic philosophers referred to this paradox as "antakolouthia," or the mutual entailment of the virtues.

    Tony Schwartz: Redefining Greatness (It's Complicated)

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