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Definition of Entails
EntailEntail En*tail", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Entailed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Entailing.] [OE. entailen to carve, OF. entailler. See
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
Allowing them to entail their estates. --Hume.
I here entail The crown to thee and to thine heirs
2. To appoint hereditary possessor. [Obs.]
To entail him and his heirs unto the crown. --Shak.
3. To cut or carve in a ornamental way. [Obs.]
Entailed with curious antics. --Spenser. EntailEntail En*tail", n. [OE. entaile carving, OF. entaille, F., an
incision, fr. entailler to cut away; pref. en- (L. in) +
tailler to cut; LL. feudum talliatum a fee entailed, i. e.,
curtailed or limited. See Tail limitation, Tailor.]
1. That which is entailed. Hence: (Law)
(a) An estate in fee entailed, or limited in descent to a
particular class of issue.
(b) The rule by which the descent is fixed.
A power of breaking the ancient entails, and of
alienating their estates. --Hume.
2. Delicately carved ornamental work; intaglio. [Obs.] ``A
work of rich entail.' --Spenser.
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