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ENTA'IL, n.

1. An estate or fee entailed, or limited indescent to a particular heir or heirs. Estates-tail are general, as when lands and tenements are given to one and the heirs of his body begotten; or special, as when lands and tenements are given to one and the heirs of his body by a particular wife.

2. Rule of descent settled for an estate.

3. Engraver's work; inlay.

ENTA'IL, v.t. To settle the descent of lands and tenements, by gift to a man and to certain heirs specified, so that neither the donee nor any subsequent possessor can alienate or bequeath it; as, to entail a manor to AB and to his eldest son, or to his heirs of his body begotten, or to his heirs by a particular wife.

1. To fix unalienably on a person or thing, or on a person and his descendants. By the apostasy misery is supposed to be entailed on mankind. The intemperate often entail infirmities, diseases and ruin on their children.

2. [from the French verb.] To cut; to carve for ornament.



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ENTA'IL, n.

1. An estate or fee entailed, or limited indescent to a particular heir or heirs. Estates-tail are general, as when lands and tenements are given to one and the heirs of his body begotten; or special, as when lands and tenements are given to one and the heirs of his body by a particular wife.

2. Rule of descent settled for an estate.

3. Engraver's work; inlay.

ENTA'IL, v.t. To settle the descent of lands and tenements, by gift to a man and to certain heirs specified, so that neither the donee nor any subsequent possessor can alienate or bequeath it; as, to entail a manor to AB and to his eldest son, or to his heirs of his body begotten, or to his heirs by a particular wife.

1. To fix unalienably on a person or thing, or on a person and his descendants. By the apostasy misery is supposed to be entailed on mankind. The intemperate often entail infirmities, diseases and ruin on their children.

2. [from the French verb.] To cut; to carve for ornament.

EN-TAIL', n. [Fr. entailler, to cut, from tailler, It. tagliare, id. Feudum talliatum, a fee entailed, abridged, curtailed, limited.]

  1. An estate or fee entailed, or limited in descent to a particular heir or heirs. Estates-tail are general, as when lands and tenements are given to one and the heirs of his body begotten; or special, as when lands and tenements are given to one and the heirs of his body by a particular wife. Blackstone.
  2. Rule of descent settled for an estate.
  3. Engraver's work; inlay. [Obs.] Spenser.

EN-TAIL', v.t.

  1. To settle the descent of lands and tenements, by gift to a man and to certain heirs specified, so that neither the donee nor any subsequent possessor can alienate or bequeath it; as, to entail a manor to A. B. and to his eldest son, or to his heirs of his body begotten, or to his heirs by a particular wife.
  2. To fix unalienably on a person or thing, or on a person and his descendants. By the apostasy, misery is supposed to be entailed on mankind. The intemperate often entail infirmities, diseases and ruin on their children.
  3. [from the French verb.] To cut; to carve for ornament. Spenser.

En*tail"
  1. That which is entailed.

    Hence: (Law) (a)
  2. 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 an heritage.

    Allowing them to entail their estates. Hume.

    I here entail
    The crown to thee and to thine heirs forever.
    Shak.

  3. Delicately carved ornamental work; intaglio.

    [Obs.] "A work of rich entail." Spenser.
  4. To appoint hereditary possessor.

    [Obs.]

    To entail him and his heirs unto the crown. Shak.

  5. To cut or carve in an ornamental way.

    [Obs.]

    Entailed with curious antics. Spenser.

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Entail

ENTA'IL, noun

1. An estate or fee entailed, or limited indescent to a particular heir or heirs. Estates-tail are general, as when lands and tenements are given to one and the heirs of his body begotten; or special, as when lands and tenements are given to one and the heirs of his body by a particular wife.

2. Rule of descent settled for an estate.

3. Engraver's work; inlay.

ENTA'IL, verb transitive To settle the descent of lands and tenements, by gift to a man and to certain heirs specified, so that neither the donee nor any subsequent possessor can alienate or bequeath it; as, to entail a manor to AB and to his eldest son, or to his heirs of his body begotten, or to his heirs by a particular wife.

1. To fix unalienably on a person or thing, or on a person and his descendants. By the apostasy misery is supposed to be entailed on mankind. The intemperate often entail infirmities, diseases and ruin on their children.

2. [from the French verb.] To cut; to carve for ornament.

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