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Definition 1: the act of entailing property; the creation of a fee tail from a fee simple - [noun denoting act]

(entail is a kind of ...) the action of changing something

"the change of government had no impact on the economy" "his change on abortion cost him the election"

Definition 2: land received by fee tail - [noun denoting possession]

(entail is a kind of ...) extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use

"the family owned a large estate on Long Island"

Definition 3: limit the inheritance of property to a specific class of heirs - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for entail in the sense of this definition

(entail is a kind of ...) leave or give by will after one's death

"My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry" "My grandfather left me his entire estate"

Definition 4: impose, involve, or imply as a necessary accompaniment or result - [verb of stative]

Samples where entail or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • What does this move entail?

Synonyms for entail in the sense of this definition

(entail is a kind of ...) tend to or result in

"This remark lead to further arguments among the guests"

Definition 5: have as a logical consequence - [verb of stative]

Samples where entail or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers

Synonyms for entail in the sense of this definition

(entail is a kind of ...) cause to be a concomitant

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