- to deprive (esp. an heir) of an inheritance or the right to inherit
- to deprive of any right or established privilege
Origin: altered (after inherit) ; from earlier disherit
- disinheritance noun
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transitive verb dis·in·her·it·ed, dis·in·her·it·ing, dis·in·her·its
- To exclude from inheritance or the right to inherit.
- To deprive of a natural or established right or privilege.
- disˌin·herˈi·tance noun