What does the word entail mean?

Usage examples for entail

  1. " Well, if it would entail no great regret, I would rather that you did not dance. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  2. By this it is that her majesty is made our queen, the entail of the crown being reserved in the remainder to her majesty in the act of settlement made at the filling up the vacant throne, and by all those subsequent acts which her majesty's title was confirmed by, during the life of the late king. – An Answer to a Question that Nobody thinks of, viz., But what if the Queen should Die? by Daniel Defoe
  3. " Father," he said unawares, for the first time for ten years, " if you wish it, I will join you in breaking the entail." – The Perpetual Curate by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant