Definition of Entail in English :

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Entail meaning in English

Meaning of Entail in English

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1. entail

land received by fee tail

2. entail

the act of entailing property; the creation of a fee tail from a fee simple


3. entail, imply, mean

have as a logical consequence

Example Sentences:
'The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers'

4. entail, implicate

impose, involve, or imply as a necessary accompaniment or result

Example Sentences:
'What does this move entail?'

5. entail, fee-tail

limit the inheritance of property to a specific class of heirs

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of entail
verb (transitive)
to bring about or impose by necessity; have as a necessary consequence
this task entails careful thought
2. property law
to restrict (the descent of an estate) to a designated line of heirs
3. logic
to have as a necessary consequence
4. property law
the restriction imposed by entailing an estate
an estate that has been entailed

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verb transitive
1.  Law
to limit the inheritance of (real property) to a specific line or class of heirs
to cause or require as a necessary consequence; involve; necessitate
the plan entails work
an entailing or being entailed
that which is entailed, as an estate
necessary sequence, as the order of descent for an entailed inheritance

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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tr.v. en·tailed, en·tail·ing, en·tails
1. To have, impose, or require as a necessary accompaniment or consequence: The investment entailed a high risk. The proposition X is a rose entails the proposition X is a flower because all roses are flowers.
2. To limit the inheritance of (property) to a specified succession of heirs.
3. To bestow or impose on a person or a specified succession of heirs.
a. The act of entailing, especially property.
b. The state of being entailed.
2. An entailed estate.
3. A predetermined order of succession, as to an estate or to an office.
4. Something transmitted as if by unalterable inheritance.

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