from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A disinheriting; disherison.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A disinheriting; disherison.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Roman law, a disinheriting; the act of a father in excluding a child from inheriting any part of his estate.


Latin exheredatio: compare French exhérédation. (Wiktionary)


  • What has ever come of them but divorce and exheredation, sometimes worse fate, to the ambitious intruder?

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • It was necessary, on this account, that Lord Sinclair should disinherit his eldest son; and "as it would," says Sir Walter Scott, "have been highly impolitic to have alleged his forfeiture for treason as a cause of the deed, the slaughter of the Schaws was given as a reason for his exheredation."

    Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745. Volume I.


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