Entail

Definition of Entail

En`tail´
n.1.(Law) That which is entailed.
A power of breaking the ancient entails, and of alienating their estates.
- Hume.
2.Delicately carved ornamental work; intaglio.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Entailed; p. pr. & vb. n. Entailing.]
Allowing them to entail their estates.
- Hume.
I here entail
The crown to thee and to thine heirs forever.
- Shak.
2.To appoint hereditary possessor.
To entail him and his heirs unto the crown.
- Shak.
3.To cut or carve in an ornamental way.
Entailed with curious antics.
- Spenser.

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