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disinheriting


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Of  how  fair  a  portion  Adam  disinherited  his  whole 
  posterity!  --South. 
 
  2.  To  deprive  of  heritage;  to  dispossess. 
 
  And  disinherit  Chaos,  that  reigns  here  --Milton. 




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