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

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats