disinherit

[dis-in-her-it]
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:
1525–35; dis-1 + inherit

disinheritance, noun
undisinherited, adjective
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disinherit (ˌdɪsɪnˈhɛrɪt)
 
vb
1.  law to deprive (an heir or next of kin) of inheritance or right to inherit
2.  to deprive of a right or heritage
 
disin'heritance
 
n

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disinherit
mid-15c., from dis- "not" + inherit. Replaced earlier desherit (late 13c.), from O.Fr. desheriter, from des- "dis-" + L. hereditare "to inherit."
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Example sentences
If the barrier of gift tax is taken down, individuals who want to disinherit their spouses will be able to do so much more easily.
He was also fully cognizant that the deed would disinherit her.
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