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  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. 




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