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noun 
  1. That which is entailed. Hence:
An estate in fee entailed, or limited in descent to a particular class of issue.
The rule by which the descent is fixed.
:"A power of breaking the ancient entails, and of alienating their estates." — Hume.
  1. (obsolete) Delicately carved ornamental work; intaglio.
"A work of rich entail." — Spenser.
Etymology: From entaile carving from entaille, French, an incision, from entailler to cut away; prefix en- Latin + tailler to cut; late Latin feudum talliatum a fee entailed, i. e., curtailed or limited.


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