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dis·in·her·it / ˌdisinˈherit/ • v. (-her·it·ed , -her·it·ing ) [tr.] change one's will or take other steps to prevent (someone) from inheriting one's property. DERIVATIVES: dis·in·her·i·tance / -ˈheritəns/ n.

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Disinherit

DISINHERIT

To cut off from an inheritance. To deprive someone, who would otherwise be an heir to property or another right, of his or her right to inherit.

A parent who wishes to disinherit a child may specifically state so in a will.

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disinherit

disinherit XV. f. DIS- 3 + INHERIT.

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