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tr.v. dis·in·her·it·ed, dis·in·her·it·ing, dis·in·her·its
1. To exclude from inheritance or the right to inherit.
2. To deprive of a natural or established right or privilege.

dis′in·her′i·tance n.
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Noun1.disinheritance - the act by a donor that terminates the right of a person to inherit
discontinuance, discontinuation - the act of discontinuing or breaking off; an interruption (temporary or permanent)


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They had only remembered certain threats of disinheritance uttered a year or two previously by the uncle (who had no living relative except the nephew), and they had, therefore, always looked upon this disinheritance as a matter that was settled -- so single-minded a race of beings were the Rattleburghers; but the remark of "Old Charley" brought them at once to a consideration of this point, and thus gave them to see the possibility of the threats having been nothing more than a threat.
Unlike other productions of Henry VI such as Terry Hands's complete trilogy for the RSC in 1977-79 or Michael Bogdanov and Michael Pennington's English Shakespeare Company's adaptations in 1987-89 (each covered in chapters of this book), in which Margaret was reduced to a psychotic she-wolf driven by sexual grief for the loss of her lover Suffolk in Part Two, Ruth Mitchell and the director focused Margaret's passion on the disinheritance and vulnerability of her son, so that "unexpectedly, Margaret became the production's moral centre and, seemingly, the only one to recognise that there was more at stake than individual ambition" (178).
So for example, Gertrude's remarriage is less important as an instrument of psychological damage than as what sets the seal on Hamlet's disinheritance.
A properly drafted SNT, Minde explains, "is the only available tool, other than disinheritance, that allows money to be put aside for a person with a disability without it being considered a 'countable asset"' offsetting government benefits such as SSI, Medicaid, vocational rehabilitation and subsidized housing.
Specific topics examined include disinheritance of women in the law and custom of the Maghrib (1475-1500); women as expert witnesses in pre-modern Islamic courts; the roles of the qadi, mufti, and ruler in the development of Islamic law; patronage, intervention, and violence in the legal process in 18th century Salonica; archaic forms of contract in Max Weber's theories and in Arab and Somali customary law; and legal reform, interpretive communities, and questions of legitimacy in a 1995 legal circular issues by the president of the Israeli Shar`a Court of Appeal.
He and Grant both supported the Rajah's elder nephew, Captain John Brooke Johnson (better known as Brooke Brooke) in the battle with his uncle that finally resulted in his disinheritance and exile in 1862.
A decomposed conservatism is a failed conservatism relegated to a vacuum of disinheritance and to a methodical devaluation regnant in a postmodern society impervious to moral and spiritual foundations.
Clinging to the failed promise of the city for 20 years, the protagonists unconsciously mourn and come to realize their exile, alienation, and disinheritance, as Morrison portrays the northern city as at least as dangerous as the South that the migrants have fled.
Through a close reading of the text, Barron argues that Hartigan offers statements of female resistance to the 'spatial disinheritance of women' by focusing on the 'secret games' of language, of indoctrination through childhood games and of power struggles, which highlight the fragility of women's rights to bodily autonomy and linguistic and social space.
Meg, having previously enjoyed the power of her gender to cause emotional injury to John, decides to marry him in the face of her possible disinheritance.
Brando used to threaten Christian with disinheritance if he ever had anything to do with Anna.