a limitation of the inheritance of property to certain heirs over a number of generations:the damage being done in England by entails [mass noun]:landed property was governed by primogeniture and entail
a property bequeathed under an entail:the spinning mills were not part of the entail
1involve (something) as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence:a situation which entails considerable risks
Logic have as a logically necessary consequence.
2 Law limit the inheritance of (property) over a number of generations so that ownership remains within a particular family or group:her father’s estate was entailed on a cousin
archaic cause to experience or possess (something) permanently or inescapably:I cannot get rid of the disgrace which you have entailed upon us