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 for disinherit
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Disinherit \Dis`in*her"it\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disinherited;
     p. pr. & vb. n. Disinheriting.] [Cf. Disherit,
     1. To cut off from an inheritance or from hereditary
        succession; to prevent, as an heir, from coming into
        possession of any property or right, which, by law or
        custom, would devolve on him in the course of descent.
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              Of how fair a portion Adam disinherited his whole
              posterity!                            --South.
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     2. To deprive of heritage; to dispossess.
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              And disinherit Chaos, that reigns here. --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting
           [syn: disinherit, disown] [ant: bequeath, leave,

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