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n. the act of disinheriting. (See: disinherit)

DISINHERITANCE. The act by which a person deprives his heir of an inheritance, who, without such act, would inherit.
     2. By the common law, any one may give his estate to a stranger, and thereby disinherit his heir apparent. Coop. Justin. 495. 7 East, Rep. 106.

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Baulne v Burtch, 2002 BCSC 1905 at pata 47,167 ACWS (3d) 620 (reasons in the will); Gray v Nantel, 2002 BCCA 94 at para 7,210 DLR (4th) 514; Marsh v Marsh Estate, [1997] BCJ No 1286 at para 25, 19 ETR (2d) 184 [Marsh] (no reasons for disinheritance provided in the will); Morphy (Guardian ad litem of) v Mohr (1997), 21 ETR (2d) 49 at para 18,76 ACWS (3d) 875 (not adequate provision made in the will).
In Lear's materialistic perspective, the punishment of disinheritance and exile are the fitting payment for Cordelia's silence: justice has been served according to Lear's causal, works-based understanding of the world in which material results accurately reveal the truth of the affair.
Disinheritance leaves a lasting legacy of hurt and rejection.
(34) The rationale is that conditioning the bequest is something less than complete disinheritance and gives the beneficiary a choice to accept or reject the condition (and the property).
(70) Rules of construction regarding irreconcilable language and the presumption against disinheritance are then discussed.
In many cases, particularly if a will was drafted when the federal estate tax exemption was lower and the federal estate tax rate was higher, a will could cause an inadvertent disinheritance of the spouse or children (see the credit shelter trust discussion below).
(T_n, T_n(Outcome), T_m, T_m(Outcome)): If T_n is the subtask of T_m the outcome of T_n is the outcome of T_m via outcome disinheritance. (T_n, T_n(Provision), T_m, T_m(Provision)): If T_m is the subtask of T_n: the provision of T_n is the provision of T_m via provision inheritance.
What Kate's case shows is both how easy and complicated it is to execute a deathbed disinheritance. John O.
Gibson's reading allows us to understand how Joyce is at once the detached chronicler of Dublin urban life, the modernist who decodes what is both "familiar and foreign," while also simultaneously giving literary expression to the peculiarities of a general and shared twentieth-century concept of disinheritance and disconnection.
(Giguere and Silberman, this volume) The "heritagization" of the living traditions of minorities can lead to a sense of loss and of disinheritance, as these traditions are moved out of the community and into a national heritage site, a museum or an archive.
protects the testator's family from irrational disinheritance. (34)
It is the same disinheritance that the Shia mourn today since the re-enactment of the political map of the Middle-East that led to Sunni ascendency and Shia downfall.