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entail - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'entail' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Entail [ n.]
- That which is entailed.
- An estate in fee entailed, or limited in descent to a particular class of issue.
- The rule by which the descent is fixed.
- Delicately carved ornamental work; intaglio.
- To settle or fix inalienably on a person or thing, or on a person and his descendants or a certain line of descendants; -- said especially of an estate; to bestow as an heritage.
- To appoint hereditary possessor.
- To cut or carve in a ornamental way.

Meaning of 'entail' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . entail [ v]
Meaning (1):
- have as a logical consequence
Example in sentence:
  • The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers
Meaning (2):
- impose, involve, or imply as a necessary accompaniment or result
Example in sentence:
  • What does this move entail?