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disinherit

[dis-in-her-it] /ˌdɪs ɪnˈhɛr ɪt/
verb (used with object)
1.
Law. to exclude from inheritance (an heir or a next of kin).
2.
to deprive of a heritage, country, right, privilege, etc.:
the disinherited peoples of the earth.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; dis-1 + inherit
Related forms
disinheritance, noun
undisinherited, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dis inheritance

disinherit

/ˌdɪsɪnˈhɛrɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
(law) to deprive (an heir or next of kin) of inheritance or right to inherit
2.
to deprive of a right or heritage
Derived Forms
disinheritance, noun
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Word Origin and History for dis inheritance

disinherit

v.

mid-15c., from dis- "not" + inherit. Related: Disinherited; disinheriting. Replaced earlier desherit (c.1300), from Old French desheriter.

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