disinheritance

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n disinheritance the act by a donor that terminates the right of a person to inherit
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Disinheritance The act of disinheriting, or the condition of being; disinherited; disherison.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n disinheritance The act of disinheriting, or the state of being disinherited.
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Quotations

  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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    “An unforgiving eye, and a damned disinheriting countenance!”
  • Jesse Jackson
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    “My constituency is the desperate, the damned, the disinherited, the disrespected and the despised.”
  • George Orwell
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    “But the thing that I saw in your face no power can disinherit: No bomb that ever burst shatters the crystal spirit.”

Usage

In literature:

Did your father disinherit you?
"The House of Souls" by Arthur Machen
Are you sure Edouard knows that he is disinherited?
"The Cricket" by Marjorie Cooke
That day the Deemster altered his will a second time, and his elder son was disinherited.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
The disinherited one, however, declined the offer, with many thanks.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
She had felt herself cruelly despoiled, disinherited of the splendours and powers of her sex.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
No "Disinherited Knight" ever returned to more certain conquest or more princely homage.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
He went on, in short, till he was disinherited, and went off to America.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
They alone needed legislatures to make laws against the disinherited.
"Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 1, March 1906" by Various
Does it seem right that Dudley should have been disinherited and you put in his place?
"A Cousin's Conspiracy" by Horatio Alger
His children were disinherited, and his property all forfeited.
"Charles I" by Jacob Abbott
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In poetry:

For sickness may wreck a brave spirit,
And time wear the brain to a shade;
And dastardly age disinherit
Creations that manhood has made.
"Prison Fancies" by Ernest Jones
But when they found them on the ground,
Although their life had ceased,
Quite near to Paul there lay a small
White paper, neatly creased.
"Because of lack of any merit,
B. Hyde," it ran, "we disinherit!"
"How The Babes In The Wood Showed They Couldn't Be Beaten" by Guy Wetmore Carryl

In news:

Disinherit the Wind It's time to end the wind-energy tax preference.
DEAR ABBY Sting of sudden disinheritance leaves grandchild feeling hurt.
Sudden disinheritance leaves grandchild hurt.
Diehl's decision to disinherit his daughter "goes beyond the fact that she has pleaded guilty but mentally ill to a homicide charge, is currently serving time and is currently under indictment for another homicide," the records said.
Don't disinherit Israel: Presbyterians should invest in peace, not disinvest in Israel.
They have not taken any court action and legal experts say the time to challenge the will, which disinherited them, is long past.
Five of Michael Jackson's disinherited siblings are again claiming that the singer's will is "fake, flawed and fraudulent" — and that his lawyers forged the King of Pop's signature on it.
"You're as free as the wind," says Paul Exben (Romain Duris) to the son of a legal client to whom he has offered the choice of drug rehab or disinheritance from the family's fortune.
He disinherited his daughter, cutting her out of his $100 million estate.
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