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Dictionary definition for: Entail

1. (n) land received by fee tail

2. (v) have as a logical consequence; "The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers"

3. (n) the act of entailing property; the creation of a fee tail from a fee simple

4. (v) impose, involve, or imply as a necessary accompaniment or result; "What does this move entail?"

5. (v) limit the inheritance of property to a specific class of heirs

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