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English noun: entail

1. entail (possession) land received by fee tail


Broader (hypernym)acres, demesne, estate, land, landed estate

2. entail (act) the act of entailing property; the creation of a fee tail from a fee simple


Broader (hypernym)change


English verb: entail

1. entail (stative) have as a logical consequence


SamplesThe water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers.


Synonymsimply, mean


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)necessitate

2. entail (stative) impose, involve, or imply as a necessary accompaniment or result


SamplesWhat does this move entail?.


Synonymsimplicate


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lead

3. entail (possession) limit the inheritance of property to a specific class of heirs


Synonymsfee-tail


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bequeath, leave, will









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