Search Result for "disinheriting": 

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Disinherit \Dis`in*her"it\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disinherited; p. pr. & vb. n. Disinheriting.] [Cf. Disherit, Disheir.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] Of how fair a portion Adam disinherited his whole posterity! --South. [1913 Webster] 2. To deprive of heritage; to dispossess. [1913 Webster] And disinherit Chaos, that reigns here. --Milton. [1913 Webster]