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Definition of "entailment" [en•tail•ment]

  • The act of entailing, the state of being entailed, or something that is entailed. (noun)

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Use "entailment" in a sentence
  • "Then we shift back to the safe indication account, and go along with skeptics when they appeal to the principle of entailment, which is sustained by the safe indication account, and conclude that ordinary knowledge claims are false."
  • "But if this is a good thing for liberty, it must be for reasons other than some kind of entailment of the non-aggression principle."
  • "It was almost a relief when everyone started reminding each other about the ancient and baffling phenomenon of entailment, the insane property law that enabled a complete stranger (well, a third cousin, once removed, in Manchester) to inherit all your money and earldom and acres of rolling parkland."