Associations to the word «Entail»


ENTAIL, verb. (transitive) To imply or require.
ENTAIL, verb. (transitive) To settle or fix inalienably on a person or thing, or on a person and his descendants or a certain line of descendants; -- said especially of an estate; to bestow as a heritage.
ENTAIL, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To appoint hereditary possessor.
ENTAIL, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To cut or carve in an ornamental way.
ENTAIL, noun. That which is entailed. Hence:
ENTAIL, noun. (obsolete) Delicately carved ornamental work; intaglio.

Dictionary definition

ENTAIL, noun. Land received by fee tail.
ENTAIL, noun. The act of entailing property; the creation of a fee tail from a fee simple.
ENTAIL, verb. Have as a logical consequence; "The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers".
ENTAIL, verb. Impose, involve, or imply as a necessary accompaniment or result; "What does this move entail?".
ENTAIL, verb. Limit the inheritance of property to a specific class of heirs.

Wise words

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