Definition of disinheritance in US English:



  • See disinherit

    • ‘Lionel's inheritance also disappears; after separation, hardship, estrangement, and disinheritance, the Tarrants are happily reconciled, but live separately in London.’
    • ‘The novel does not, however, present material well-being as synonymous with cultural disinheritance.’
    • ‘She may or may not have been instrumental in the disinheritance.’
    • ‘For those masters who were also biological fathers to their slaves, the tacit disinheritance had double significance.’
    • ‘Our minds are constantly troubled by the possibility of discovery, blackmail, disinheritance and murder.’