disherit

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French desheriter, from Vulgar Latin *desheretāre, from Latin dis- + hērēditāre.

Verb[edit]

disherit (third-person singular simple present disherits, present participle disheriting, simple past and past participle disherited)

  1. (obsolete) To disinherit.
    • 1485, Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book IV, chapter xxvij:
      So there were in the countrey two knyȝtes that were bretheren / and they were called two peryllous knyghtes / the one knyghte hyght syre Edward of the reed castel / the other syr Hue of the reed castel / And these two bretheren had disheryted the lady of the roche of a Baronry of landes by their extorsion