disinherit disinherit

Definition(s):

  • (v) prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting

Usage(s):

  1. A jury of eight men and four women in Los Angeles voted to disinherit two Irish setters which had been bequeathed $30,000 by their master.
  2. But Karan's father, the old maharaja, who is living in luxury in Bombay, threatened to disinherit his son and cut off his $63,000 yearly allowance if he took the job.
  3. Meanwhile King Leopold disowned and endeavored to disinherit Princess Louise, with the result that she spent most of her later years at law.

News

  • Disinheriting a child is a big decision

    DEAR JEANNE & LEONARD: Is it OK to disinherit a child? For more than 10 years, my daughter "Jenny" has refused to have any contact with me and won't tell me why. Under the circumstances, I'm thinking of taking her out of my will and leaving everything to my other child, with whom I have a great relationship. What do you think? — Krista, San Francisco Bay Area DEAR KRISTA: We think Jenny may be ...
    on August 11, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

Quotes

  • "If we forget about future generations today, they will never be able to forget what we did to them, tomorrow. To bequeath a barren and polluted landscape is to disinherit," Mr McKinnon said.
    on Mar 7, 2008 By: Don McKinnon Source: AllAfrica.com

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