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