Meaning of “entail” in the English Dictionary

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"entail" in American English

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entailverb [ T ]

us /ɪnˈteɪl/

to involve or make something necessary:

Any investment entails risk.

(Definition of “entail” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"entail" in Business English

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entailverb [ T ]

uk /ɪnˈteɪl/ us PROPERTY, LAW

to create a legal condition that property can only be passed to particular people, for example, only to an oldest son:

entail sth to sb Due to a restrictive clause in an ancestor's will, the property was entailed to male-line descendants.

(Definition of “entail” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)