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entail


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Entail  \En*tail"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Entailed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Entailing}.]  [OE.  entailen  to  carve,  OF  entailler  See 
  {Entail},  n.] 
  1.  To  settle  or  fix  inalienably  on  a  person  or  thing  or  on  a 
  person  and  his  descendants  or  a  certain  line  of 
  descendants;  --  said  especially  of  an  estate;  to  bestow  as 
  an  heritage. 
 
  Allowing  them  to  entail  their  estates.  --Hume. 
 
  I  here  entail  The  crown  to  thee  and  to  thine  heirs 
  forever.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  appoint  hereditary  possessor.  [Obs.] 
 
  To  entail  him  and  his  heirs  unto  the  crown.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  cut  or  carve  in  a  ornamental  way  [Obs.] 
 
  Entailed  with  curious  antics.  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Entail  \En*tail"\,  n.  [OE.  entaile  carving,  OF  entaille  F.,  an 
  incision,  fr  entailler  to  cut  away  pref.  en-  (L.  in)  + 
  tailler  to  cut;  LL  feudum  talliatum  a  fee  entailed,  i.  e., 
  curtailed  or  limited.  See  {Tail}  limitation,  {Tailor}.] 
  1.  That  which  is  entailed.  Hence:  (Law) 
  a  An  estate  in  fee  entailed,  or  limited  in  descent  to  a 
  particular  class  of  issue. 
  b  The  rule  by  which  the  descent  is  fixed. 
 
  A  power  of  breaking  the  ancient  entails,  and  of 
  alienating  their  estates.  --Hume. 
 
  2.  Delicately  carved  ornamental  work  intaglio.  [Obs.]  ``A 
  work  of  rich  entail.''  --Spenser. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  entail 
  n  :  land  received  by  fee  tail 
  v  1:  have  as  a  logical  consequence;  "The  water  shortage  means 
  that  we  have  to  stop  taking  long  showers"  [syn:  {imply}, 
  {mean}] 
  2:  impose,  involve,  or  imply  as  a  necessary  accompaniment  or 
  result;  "What  does  this  move  entail?"  [syn:  {implicate}] 




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