Alienation : Definition

Alienation

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Definitions of Alienation

Pronunciation : Al`ien*a"tion
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [F. aliƩnation, L. alienatio, fr. alienare, fr. alienare. See Alienate.]
Definition : 1. The act of alienating, or the state of being alienated.

2. (Law)

Defn: 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.

Syn. -- Insanity; lunacy; madness; derangement; aberration; mania; delirium; frenzy; dementia; monomania. See Insanity.


Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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