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Alienation - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Alienation' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Alienation [ n.]
- The act of alienating, or the state of being alienated.
- A transfer of title, or a legal conveyance of property to another.
- A withdrawing or estrangement, as of the affections.
- Mental alienation; derangement of the mental faculties; insanity; as, alienation of mind.

Meaning of 'Alienation' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . alienation [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the action of alienating; the action of causing to become unfriendly
Example in sentence:
  • his behavior alienated the other students
Meaning (2):
- (law) the voluntary and absolute transfer of title and possession of real property from one person to another
Example in sentence:
  • the power of alienation is an essential ingredient of ownership