KJV Dictionary Definition: disinherit


DISINHERIT, v.t. dis and inherit. To cut off from hereditary right; to deprive of an inheritance; to prevent as an heir from coming into possession of any property or right, which, by law or custom, would devolve on him in the course of descent. A father sometimes disinherits his children by will. In England, the crown is descendible to the eldest son, who cannot be disinherited by the will of his father.


DISINHERITED, pp. Cut off from an inheritance.


DISINHERITING, ppr. Depriving of an hereditary estate or right.