disherit
disherit dis*her"it (d[i^]s*h[e^]r"[i^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disherited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disheriting}.] [F. d['e]sh['e]riter; pref. d['e]s- (L. dis-) + h['e]riter to inherit. See {Inherit}, and cf. {Dusheir}, {Disinherit}.] To disinherit; to cut off, or detain, from the possession or enjoyment of an inheritance. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • disherit — index deprive, disinherit Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • disherit — disheritor, n. /dis her it/, v.t. to disinherit. [1250 1300; ME deseriten < AF, OF deseriter, equiv. to des DIS 1 + heriter to INHERIT] * * * …   Universalium

  • disherit — I. , v. a. RG. 327, 375 II. , sb. [deseryte] == a disinherited person. RG. 452, 563 …   Oldest English Words

  • disherit — v. disinherit, exclude from a will; deprive of an inheritance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disherit — dis·her·it …   English syllables

  • disherit — dəsˈherə̇t, (ˈ)dis|h transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Middle English deseriten, disheriten, from Old French deseriter, desheriter, from des dis (I) + heriter to inherit, from Latin hereditare to inherit more at inherit archaic : disi …   Useful english dictionary

  • Disherited — disherit dis*her it (d[i^]s*h[e^]r [i^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disherited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disheriting}.] [F. d[ e]sh[ e]riter; pref. d[ e]s (L. dis ) + h[ e]riter to inherit. See {Inherit}, and cf. {Dusheir}, {Disinherit}.] To disinherit; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Disheriting — disherit dis*her it (d[i^]s*h[e^]r [i^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disherited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disheriting}.] [F. d[ e]sh[ e]riter; pref. d[ e]s (L. dis ) + h[ e]riter to inherit. See {Inherit}, and cf. {Dusheir}, {Disinherit}.] To disinherit; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disheir — dis*heir (d[i^]z*[^a]r ), v. t. [Cf. {Disherit}.] To disinherit. [Obs.] Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disherison — dis*her i*son (d[i^]s*h[e^]r [i^]z n), n. [See {Disherit}.] The act of disheriting, or debarring from inheritance; disinherison. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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