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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.
An inability to have a child or to become pregnant can result in significant isolation, disinheritance or assaults; this often results in divorce or physical and psychological violence.
Laura survived four siblings who died in childhood, and took on her parents' Bodnant estate following the disinheritance of her remaining brother (after his 'unsuitable' marriage and a scandalous court case.
His compulsory heir cannot be deprived of her share in the estate save by disinheritance as prescribed by law.
He is unable to use the threat of disinheritance to force Corinne to distance herself from the black people of Jamaica and to obey his wishes.
Concrete Playground presents a timely exploration of home, class, disinheritance and gentrification, inspired by Anton Chekhov's seminal The Cherry Orchard.
Fifty years of bloodshed, abuse, disinheritance and sadism?
All heritage is someone's heritage and therefore logically not someone else's: the original meaning of an inheritance [from which "heritage" derives] implies the existence of disinheritance and by extension any creation of heritage from the past disinherits someone completely or partially, actively or potentially.
Originally, the character Lear operates only on the level of the "cruel earth" or natural world, believing in a materialistic view of "nothing" and "something" as merely physical states arising from predictable physical causes, as he threatens Cordelia that "nothing will come of nothing," and that she and her disinheritance come of her ingratitude just as oaks come from acorns (1.
He emphasized the need to consolidate international efforts in the fight against these phenomena; and for that effort to go beyond security and military actions and address political, social economic, cultural and humanitarian context; as well as the conditions of disinheritance, despair and exploitation.
Although disinheritance clauses may appear to be a simple solution, in terrorem clauses have fewer limitations.
It is an age when interracial relationships are not only misunderstood, but result in family conflict, disgrace, and disinheritance.