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tail n

[Anglo-French, literally, cutting, from Old French, from taillier to cut, prune]
1 : the condition of being limited or restricted by entailing [a tenant in ]
2 : entail
adj : limited as to tenure see also fee tail at fee

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.