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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?.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)lead

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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bequeath, leave, will

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