Definition of Alienation

1. Noun. The feeling of being alienated from other people.

Exact synonyms: Disaffection, Estrangement
Generic synonyms: Dislike
Specialized synonyms: Isolation
Derivative terms: Disaffect, Estrange

2. Noun. Separation resulting from hostility.
Exact synonyms: Estrangement
Generic synonyms: Isolation
Derivative terms: Estrange

3. Noun. (law) the voluntary and absolute transfer of title and possession of real property from one person to another. "The power of alienation is an essential ingredient of ownership"
Generic synonyms: Transfer, Transference
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

4. Noun. The action of alienating; the action of causing to become unfriendly. "His behavior alienated the other students"
Generic synonyms: Action

Definition of Alienation

1. n. The act of alienating, or the state of being alienated.

Definition of Alienation

1. Noun. The act of alienating. ¹

2. Noun. The state of being alienated. ¹

3. Noun. Emotional isolation or dissociation. ¹

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Definition of Alienation

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Medical Definition of Alienation

1. 1. The act of alienating, or the state of being alienated. 2. A transfer of title, or a legal conveyance of property to another. 3. A withdrawing or estrangement, as of the affections. "The alienation of his heart from the king." (Bacon) 4. Mental alienation; derangement of the mental faculties; insanity; as, alienation of mind. Synonym: Insanity, lunacy, madness, derangement, aberration, mania, delirium, frenzy, dementia, monomania. See Insanity. Origin: F. Alienation, L. Alienatio, fr. Alienare, fr. Alienare. See Alienate. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alienation

alien abduction
alien absconder
alien nucleic acid
alienation (current term)
alienation of affection

Literary usage of Alienation

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1. A Selection of Leading Cases in Equity: With Notes by Horace Binney Wallace, Frederick Thomas White, John Innes Clark Hare, Owen Davies Tudor (1876)
"I must hold therefore, that a feme covert, not restrained from alienation, has as incident to her separate estate, and without any express power, ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"Here all the books concede that there ¡sa clear lien created by the act of the party, but does that lien produce an alienation of the property? Blaine v. ..."

3. A Short Constitutional History of England by Henry St. Clair Feilden (1895)
"Fines for alienation were paid to the King by the tenants in chief, ... In Anglo-Saxon times the power of alienation was only restricted by the rights of ..."

4. Lectures on Jurisprudence, Or, The Philosophy of Positive Law by John Austin (1885)
"It is certain that the power of alienation is of the essence of the Roman ... from every successor who in default of such alienation might take the subject. ..."

5. Maryland as a Proprietary Province by Newton Dennison Mereness (1901)
"Nothing appears in the records with respect to alienation lines previous to the year 1658, when the conditions of plantation issued in that year required ..."

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