• WordNet 3.6
    • n entailment something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied) "his resignation had political implications"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Entailment A thing entailed. "Brutality as an hereditary entailment becomes an ever weakening force."
    • Entailment The act of entailing or of giving, as an estate, and directing the mode of descent.
    • Entailment The condition of being entailed.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n entailment The act of entailing, or of limiting the descent of an estate to a particular heir and his descendants.
    • n entailment The state of being entailed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Entailment act of entailing: state of being entailed
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  • Wayne Dyer
    “The concept of boredom entails an inability to use up present moments in a personally fulfilling way.”
  • Michel Foucault
    “Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism.”
  • Leo Buscaglia
    “If we wish to free ourselves from enslavement, we must choose freedom and the responsibility this entails.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. entailler, to cut into—en, in, into, tailler, to cut—L. talea, a twig.


In literature:

I don't believe you can charge your estate against the entail.
"Lord Kilgobbin" by Charles Lever
She set it all down to the very great fatigue which the preparations for the bazaar had entailed on her.
"Paris From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
She set it all down to the very great fatigue which the preparations for the bazaar had entailed on her.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
That its father was now her husband did little or nothing to repair the loss which her weakness and wrong-doing had entailed on her.
"Hetty's Strange History" by Anonymous
Doubtless Monmouth Ronner feels the responsibility entailed upon him by his name.
"Concerning Cats" by Helen M. Winslow
Her husband had stood last in the entail; and with a view to her own power, she had never allowed him to renew it.
"The Coryston Family" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
I saw my father's situation entailed on me perpetual labour.
"The Letters of Robert Burns" by Robert Burns
Hast thou reflected on the dire and unendurable torments which compliance with them will entail on thee?
"La Fiammetta" by Giovanni Boccaccio
They could refuse the South sea directors, but they could not entail the refusal.
"The Works of Samuel Johnson, Vol. 6" by Samuel Johnson
It was chloroform he wanted to dull the pain that dressing his severed nerves entailed.
"Sketches of the East Africa Campaign" by Robert Valentine Dolbey

In poetry:

The entail broken
What had he?
The humour of one
Out of his degree.
"Jackdaw" by Padraic Colum
Through every play-thing that we've gone,
A man may quit them all but one;
Others, like flimzy chattels, fail,
But she's a freehold with entail.
"The Pleasures Of Matrimony" by William Hutton
And you who taste the sweets of love,
Your present bliss enjoying;
Know that while pleasure spreads her sail,
Some latent grief she may entail,
Your future peace destroying.
"On The Fading Enjoyments Of Time" by Elizabeth Bath
Whatever he would dictate I writ that,
But burnt her letters when she writ to me ;
And if that favour made him fat,
I said, "If any title be
Convey'd by this, ah ! what doth it avail,
To be the fortieth name in an entail?"
"Love's Diet" by John Donne

In news:

"We are committed to operational excellence and that entails embracing diverse suppliers," said Ronald L Nelson, Avis Budget Group chairman and chief executive officer.
Other eulogies entail more complexity.
Do corrections officers get paid enough for what their job entails.
George McPhee saw the landscape of unrestricted free agency and the dangers it entailed.
Ahead of its April 2 launch, the DIY queen tells THR why she opted to launch Geek & Sundry and what serving as a pseudo network boss entails.
Nationally, however, the surging economic growth entailed more than companies getting bigger.
I disagree with the platform of the RNC, the Ryan budget, and everything it entails: it is a greedy, selfish platform that only benefits the super rich - and ignores the rest of us.
The project entails rectifying existing storm water maps and producing new maps of the city's storm water collection system.
Adolescent development entails huge leaps in how the nervous system and brain are able to process and work with input.
I spent a little time chatting with an MIT economics professor, who has noted that the administration's economic policy is now evident–it entails using Professor Harold Hill's Think Method .
Her path to success may not have been expected, having a college degree vastly different from what her current job at Microsoft entails.
What, besides a bundle of rights, does the status entail and require.
As it turns out, though, the warning signs of what positions really entail might actually be right in the job postings.
It currently entails when Pau Gasol will become healthy.
In days of yore, before official postal services, sending a letter often entailed finding a helpful traveler headed in the right direction.

In science:

First, suppose E ∪ K does not entail a sentence of the form pB (a)q.
Evaluating Defaults
Second, suppose that for some term a, E ∪ K entails “B (a)” and also entails “¬F (a)”.
Evaluating Defaults
Third, suppose for some term a, E ∪ K entails “B (a)” but not “¬F (a)”.
Evaluating Defaults
K entails neither p∀x(ψ(x) ⊃ ψ ′ (x))q nor p∀x(ψ ′ (x) ⊃ ψ(x))q.
Evaluating Defaults
If K contains p∀x(φ(x) ⊃ φ′ (x))q, then since pφ(x)q is equivalent to pφ(x) ∧ φ′ (x)q and pφ′ (x)q is equivalent to pφ(x) ∨ φ′ (x)q we can make use of the obvious entailment relations.
Evaluating Defaults