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entail




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entail
     1. v. To imply or require.
           This activity will entail careful attention to detail.
     2. v. 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 a heritage.
     3. n. That which is entailed. Hence:
     4. n.          An estate in fee entailed, or limited in descent to a particular class of issue.
     5. n.          The rule by which the descent is fixed.

Example Sentences

But, actually, it's because summer shoes, with all their straps, thongs and the exposure to the elements they entail, cause far more damage than winter ones. 


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