As nouns the difference between descendants and entail
is that descendants
) while entail
is that which is entailed hence:.
As a verb entail is
to imply or require.
To imply or require.
To settle or fix inalienably on a person or thing, or on a person and his descendants or a certain line of descendants; -- said especially of an estate; to bestow as a heritage.
* Allowing them to entail their estates. — .
* I here entail The crown to thee and to thine heirs forever. — Shakespeare
(obsolete) To appoint hereditary possessor.
* To entail him and his heirs unto the crown. — Shakespeare
(obsolete) To cut or carve in an ornamental way.
* Entailed with curious antics. — .
- This activity will entail careful attention to detail.
That which is entailed. Hence:
- An estate in fee entailed, or limited in descent to a particular class of issue.
* A power of breaking the ancient entails, and of alienating their estates. — .
(obsolete) Delicately carved ornamental work; intaglio.
* A work of rich entail. — .
- The rule by which the descent is fixed.