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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·in·her·it /ˌdɪsṇˈhɛrət/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·in·her·it v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disinherited; p. pr. & vb. n. Disinheriting.]
 1. To cut off from an inheritance or from hereditary succession; 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.
    Of how fair a portion Adam disinherited his whole posterity!   --South.
 2. To deprive of heritage; to dispossess.
    And disinherit Chaos, that reigns here.   --Milton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting
          [syn: disown] [ant: bequeath]