Definitions of alienation

  1. (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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act of alienating, or the state of being alienated. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A transfer of title, or a legal conveyance of property to another. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A withdrawing or estrangement, as of the affections. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Mental alienation; derangement of the mental faculties; insanity; as, alienation of mind. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. An estrangement, as of the affections; transference; insanity. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Estrangement; sale; mental derangement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. A transfer or a conveyance of property to another. The state of being alienated; estrangement; mental derangement. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for alienation

  1. The image implies a prior state of hostility and alienation – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  2. At least one thing is the result- a permanent state of alienation contempt of authority, and hatred. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society