verb. prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting.
1. Verb, base form Parents are under no obligation to leave property to their children, so a parent could disinherit a child for any reason. 2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present The laws of the state in which you reside govern who will inherit your property when you fail to leave instructions in a valid will or when one exists, but you disinherit your spouse.