Definitions for entailment

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

en•tailɛnˈteɪl; ˈɛn teɪl(v.; n. also; v.t.)

  1. to cause or involve by necessity or as a consequence:

    This project will entail a lot of work.

  2. to limit the passage of (real property) to a specified line or category of heirs.

    Category: Law

  3. to cause (anything) to descend to a fixed series of possessors.

  4. (n.)the act of entailing.

  5. the state of being entailed.

    Category: Law

  6. any predetermined order of succession, as to an office.

  7. something that is entailed, as an estate.

    Category: Law

  8. the rule of descent settled for an estate.

    Category: Law

Origin of entail:

1350–1400; ME; see en-1, tail2


Princeton's WordNet

  1. deduction, entailment, implication(noun)

    something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied)

    "his resignation had political implications"


  1. entailment(Noun)

    The act of entailing, the state of being entailed, or something that is entailed.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Entailment(noun)

    the act of entailing or of giving, as an estate, and directing the mode of descent

  2. Entailment(noun)

    the condition of being entailed

  3. Entailment(noun)

    a thing entailed

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