- A deliberate act to prevent someone, usually a close family member, from receiving inheritance via a provision in a will. Despite this, most states restrict the complete disinheritance of a spouse
- Upon reevaluation of his will, he chose to disinherit his estranged son.
- Even though he's been disinherited, as a spouse, she's still entitled to a part of the estate.
- To ensure her assets are distributed as she wishes, she may choose to disinherit her grandchild.