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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To exclude from inheritance or the right to inherit.
  • transitive v. To deprive of a natural or established right or privilege.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To exclude from inheritance; to disown.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive 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.
  • transitive v. To deprive of heritage; to dispossess.

from The 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.

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

  • v. prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting

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Middle English (Wiktionary)

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