disinheritance

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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