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From French tailler (to cut). See tail (a limitation).


tailzie (plural tailzies)

  1. (law, Scotland) An entailment or deed whereby the legal course of succession is cut off, and an arbitrary one substituted.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for tailzie in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)