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Word: entail

Definition: make necessary; require; necessitate; involve; limit the inheritance of (property) to a specified succession of heirs; Ex. entail A on/upon B


Sentences Containing 'entail'

Jane and Elizabeth tried to explain to her the nature of an entail.
And what can he mean by apologising for being next in the entail?
``You allude, perhaps, to the entail of this estate.''
If it was not for the entail, I should not mind it.''
``I never can be thankful, Mr. Bennet, for anything about the entail.
How anyone could have the conscience to entail away an estate from one's own daughters, I can not understand; and all for the sake of Mr. Collins too!
The son was to join in cutting off the entail, as soon as he should be of age, and the widow and younger children would by that means be provided for.
exclaimed Caderousse, who, by a last effort of intellect, had followed the reading of the letter, and instinctively comprehended all the misery which such a denunciation must entail.
In Scotland, more than one fifth, perhaps more than one third part of the whole lands in the country, are at present supposed to be under strict entail.
Its beneficial influence, however, has been much obstructed by entails; the heirs of entail being generally restrained from letting leases for any long term of years, frequently for more than one year.
Important changes in the embryo or larva will probably entail changes in the mature animal.
The cause of the original variability of these characters is not manifest; but we can see why they should not have been rendered as constant and uniform as others, for they are accumulated by sexual selection, which is less rigid in its action than ordinary selection, as it does not entail death, but only gives fewer offspring to the less favoured males.
Leonela said she would, but kept her word in such a way that she confirmed Camilla's apprehension of losing her reputation through her means; for this abandoned and bold Leonela, as soon as she perceived that her mistress's demeanour was not what it was wont to be, had the audacity to introduce her lover into the house, confident that even if her mistress saw him she would not dare to expose him; for the sins of mistresses entail this mischief among others; they make themselves the slaves of their own servants, and are obliged to hide their laxities and depravities; as was the case with Camilla, who though she perceived, not once but many times, that Leonela was with her lover in some room of the house, not only did not dare to chide her, but afforded her opportunities for concealing him and removed all difficulties, lest he should be seen by her husband.

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