Meaning of disinherit

dis•in•her•it

Pronunciation: (dis"in-her'it), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to exclude from inheritance (an heir or a next of kin).
  2. to deprive of a heritage, country, right, privilege, etc.: the disinherited peoples of the earth.
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