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Definition of entail:

  1. An estate in fee entailed, or limited in descent to a particular class of issue.
  2. Delicately carved ornamental work; intaglio.
  3. That which is entailed.
  4. The rule by which the descent is fixed.
  5. To appoint hereditary possessor.
  6. To cut or carve in a ornamental way.
  7. 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 an heritage.


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